Grand Prairie office manager charged $675K on credit cards. Now she is headed to prison

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The former office manager of a Grand Prairie technical services company, Protec Equipment Resources, was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for theft. She used company credit cards to steal almost $700K.

Shanna Catt, a 39-year-old woman from Mansfield, was sentenced last week in Fort Worth after being charged with money laundering, where she laundered more than $300,000 dollars.

Catt, who will turn 40 on Monday, had earlier this year pleaded guilty to the charge.

When officials from Protec noticed suspicious activity on their company credit cards, they hired a private investigator who later contacted Grand Prairie police with information about the transactions. The affidavit obtained by Star-Telegram Friday evening indicates that this occurred in May of 2017.

Catt, who went by the name Shanna Lauricella when she was hired by Protec on January 20, 2016.

Catt is accused of charging company credit cards without approval. Catt stole $675,000 from the company in total after police and prosecutors completed their investigation.

The affidavit for her arrest was issued on November 29, 2018.

Catt has a criminal history in Tarrant County that dates back to 2001. She was arrested five times for theft over $20K, one case of forgery, and another charge for credit/debit card abuse.

On February 22, 2013, she was sentenced to two years in prison for theft of $20K up to $100K.