Minden woman pleads guilty to stealing nearly $400,000 from elderly

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The woman accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from residents at a retirement center pled guilty to money laundering and exploitation.  

Stephanie Hays pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering in excess of $100,000 and one count of exploitation.

She was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor for money laundering and a concurrent 10 years for exploitation.

A civil judgment was also entered against her for $390,537 restitution to the primary victim. 

Hays was arrested last May for stealing the money from residents of the Leslie Lakes Retirement Center in Arcadia.

I commend my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for their hard work in investigating and prosecuting Ms. Hays,” said General Landry. “Today, she was convicted for scamming and robbing those entrusted in her care” said Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. 

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