Woman pleads guilty to stealing from nonprofit

Jul 26, 2012

A woman who served as chief financial officer of a Metairie nonprofit company has pleaded guilty to a charge she embezzled nearly $250,000 from her former employer and another company official.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kelley Williams, of Terrytown, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her guilty plea Wednesday to forgery. Her sentencing is set for Nov. 7.

Williams' former employer isn't disclosed in court records, but it provides personal care attendants, transportation, education and training to people with developmental disabilities.

Federal prosecutors say Williams forged the name of the nonprofit's president on checks she made payable to herself and deposited into her personal bank accounts.

Prosecutors say Williams tried to disguise the payments as legitimate expenses using computer accounting software.