Gonzales man sentenced to a year in prison for embezzling over $200,000 from employer

Gonzales man sentenced to a year in prison for embezzling over $200,000 from employer

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man found guilty of embezzling money from a non-profit health care employer was sentenced to a year in a federal prison on Friday.

Travis Templet, 36, of Gonzales, received his sentence for his part in a scheme to defraud his non-profit health care employer. The court found Templet was responsible for embezzling over $208,000 from his employer.

He was ordered by the court to pay the money back to the company and serve three years of supervised release after he serves his time in prison.

Templet pled guilty to wire fraud in July. The court says Templet altered coding on his employer's software in order to write 67 checks worth more than $208,000 to himself. Afterward, he would alter accounting records and software applications in an attempt to cover his tracks.

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