Former healthcare executive pleads guilty to stealing over $200,000
BATON ROUGE - A former healthcare executive from Gonzales pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $200,000 from nursing homes throughout Louisiana and Arkansas.
The Department of Justice says 36-year-old Travis Templet was convicted of engaging in a wire fraud scheme to defraud a non-profit health care organization.
In 2008, Templet began working as the controller for a non-profit organization based in Baton Rouge that manages nursing homes through the state and also in Arkansas. During Wednesday's hearing, Templet admitted to using his position to steal from the organization by writing fraudulent checks to himself from 2011 to 2014.
In order to conceal the fraud, he changed the organization's accounting records and software before depositing the funds in a personal account.
According to the Department of Justice, Templet faces imprisonment and significant fines and must pay restitution. A sentencing date has not been set at this time.