Sulphur Woman Accused of Stealing More Than $4 Million From Employer
If the accusations are true, Elizabeth "Missy" Istre has been very busy at work. It seems that she's been accused of stealing more than $4 million from the oil company for which she worked. Authorities allege that she wrote 800 fraudulent checks from 2004 through January 2014.
Istre was arraigned yesterday in court and entered a plea of "not guilty." The judge in the case set her bond at $25,000.
Should Istre be indicted on the charges, she may have to forfeit nearly 10 acres of land, six vehicles, a 14-carat gold ring with a 1.57-carat princess cut diamond, and $4.4 million.
The company in question is L.M.Daigle Oil Distributors, a family owned petroleum company in Sulphur. Istre was a bookkeeper at that company for several years.