CRIME STOPPERS: Office manager paid herself, daughter with company funds

Lisha Leonard, 48, and Kirby Wallace, 33 (Source: BRPD)
Lisha Leonard, 48, and Kirby Wallace, 33 (Source: BRPD)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police has arrested one woman and looking for another woman after they say she paid herself and her daughter over $80,000 in company funds while working as an office manager.

The Baton Rouge Police Department are looking for Lisha Leonard, 48, of Baton Rouge, for public payroll fraud and felony theft.

Kirby Wallace, 33, Leonard's daughter, who was also wanted, was arrested Friday, June 23 and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Authorities say while working for a Baton Rouge based company as an office manager from January until May 2017, Leonard paid herself $88,400 and paid her daughter, Wallace, $1,200 without the business owner knowing.

Police are asking anyone with information on this crime or the whereabouts of Leonard contact Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867), text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or email us anonymously from their Facebook page or website.

Remember you do not have to give your name to collect this or any Crime Stoppers Reward, but you must call Crime Stoppers.

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