Former office manager sentenced on embezzlement charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Attorney in Louisville says a former officer manager has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling $800,000 from the company where she worked.

A release from U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. says 55-year-old Paige L. Talley pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud in November.

Prosecutors say Talley admitted to submitting fraudulent travel reimbursement requests and payroll adjustments while employed as human resources and office manager at Luvata Electrofin in Louisville.

According to the release, testimony during Talley’s sentencing hearing on Monday supported statements made by Talley that she suffered from being a battered and from a gambling addiction.

Talley was ordered by U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers to pay the full restitution order of $800,000.