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Woman sentenced after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $200k from employer

Kennyetta Louis (Photo provided) Kennyetta Louis (Photo provided)

A Cincinnati woman was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting that she stole nearly $200,000 from her employer last year.

Kennyetta Louis, 34, of Cincinnati, pled guilty to identity fraud and aggravated theft, both felonies. She will have to pay restitution which a hearing will take place in the future. 

According to the Warren County Prosecutor, Louis worked for Luxottica Retail as a Manager of the Corporate Credit Division. While working for the company, Louis was allegedly notified of the death of an employee and was directed by the company to cancel the company's American Express card issued to the deceased employee. She allegedly called American Express and asked them to send the credit card statements to her home address.

During the time of July through November of 2014, Warren County Prosecutor, David Fornshell, says Louis charged $189,652 in various items and services, such as clothing, jewelry, appliances, new windows for her residence, airplane tickets, hotel rooms and dental services.

Louis told investigators she stole the items because she felt underpaid.

“There are probably times when everyone feels like they should be compensated more by their employer. But for Ms. Louis to rationalize that she was underpaid by almost $50,000 per month—I think she might have an inflated sense of the value of her work for Luxottica,” said Fornshell.

Louis will be sentenced on June 10.

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