Misty Wood, an administrator at the Louisiana Supreme Court, has been arrested in an elaborate scheme that pilfered more than $116K from the court.
Wood, 38, a payroll supervisor, is accused of setting up fake judicial appointments and payments that went to bank accounts she controlled in Opelousas, Natchitoches and Greenwood, Mississippi, say the Louisiana State Police.
Wood was charged with 29 counts each of identity theft, computer fraud, malfeasance in office, public salary deduction and public payroll fraud. Bond was set at $72,500. The alleged crimes occurred between April 2016 and February.
Wood, who also goes by Misty Corb Wood, was an employee from December 2015 to March.
The fraud was discovered after the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office conducted a routine audit of pay records.