NEW ORLEANS – A former Louisiana Supreme Court employee pleaded guilty to an identity theft scheme where $116,000 was taken from the court's funds, according to the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.
The woman, 38-year-old Misty Corb was arrested in July 2017 on allegations that she used her former position as payroll supervisor for the Louisiana Supreme Court to direct fraudulent stipend requests made in the names of four retired judges for ad hoc judicial assignments, who were never appointed to serve, into accounts she controlled.
She pleaded guilty to four counts of identity theft at her arraignment on Monday before Criminal District Judge Arthur Hunter.
Corb faced up to 10 years in prison for each count. Hunter imposed a four-year prison sentence, however he suspended that sentence. He ordered four years of inactive probation and an order to repay outstanding restitution in the amount of $46,284.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Corb previously repaid $70,000.
Corb was employed as the payroll/accounts supervisor from December 1, 2015- March 3, 2017. Her scheme was discovered during an audit of pay records conducted by the Legislative Auditor, according to arrest records.
Corb’s plea allows her the opportunity to expunge the felony from her record if she successfully completes probation and restitution payments, according to the District Attorney's Office.