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CPSO: Employee embezzles nearly $600,000 from local company

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Phyllis Longmire, 52 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Phyllis Longmire, 52 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport woman who worked as a personal assistant to the owner of Phillips Energy was arrested Friday morning is accused of embezzling more than $600,000 from the company.

Caddo Parish sheriff's detective Bobby Herring says Phyllis Longmire issued 206 fraudulent checks and later altered the checks so that she could negotiate them.

Herring investigated the case and said Longmire created fictitious payees in the company's accounting program and then issued checks to the made-up payees. Once the checks were issued, she would alter the checks and make them payable to her husband. She then allegedly deposited the checks into her personal bank account.

Longmire, 52, of the 9000 block of Windbrooke Drive, was arrested for felony theft. She was booked into Caddo Correctional Center.

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