NEW ORLEANS -- A former Commander’s Restaurant manager has been found guilty on computer fraud charges, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
Shawn Michael Haygood, 40, “designed a fraudulent scheme whereby he claimed he purchased perishable food items for the restaurant, when he did not,” said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Haygood would input amounts of money spent on produce into the restaurant’s computer system, but those figures were fraudulent, Letten said.
Over a 30-month period, Letten said, Haygood stole $268,774.
Haygood faces a maximum five-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. He may also have to pay restitution.
Sentencing is set for Sept. 5.