Linda Deselle, 59, was sentenced Wednesday. She stole the money from t Alexandria Pathology Laboratory over a 4½-year period.
Judge Dee Drell said that in the months leading to the sentencing Wednesday, Deselle cashed some $87,000 in retirement accounts that she spent on herself or gave to her children. Drell said the money could have gone toward paying restitution.
Two doctors who owned Alexandria Pathology Laboratory -- Sudha Pillarisetti and Irene Manlapaz -- claim that the stolen money adds up to more than $600,000 and are suing Deselle in state district court.