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February 2013 Archives

Baton Rouge bookkeeper suspected of embezzlement, arson

A former bookkeeper, who was to be interrogated in relation to an embezzlement investigation, was arrested for setting a Baton Rouge business on fire. According to police, the 51-year-old woman has been booked on one count of arson.

10-month-old tests positive for methamphetamine, two arrested

Two residents of Rosepine, Louisiana have been arrested after a 10-month-old child tested positive for methamphetamine. According to the Vernon Parish sheriff, investigators from the Narcotics Task Force were contacted by the staff of Beauregard Memorial Hospital regarding the child. The child's mother explained that she was in a house where the drug had been used, which might have resulted in the child's exposure to the narcotic. The mother also reportedly confessed to receiving and using the narcotic in the past. The mother is under arrest on drug charges and has been booked for cruelty to a juvenile and possession of methamphetamine.

School audit reveals embezzlement of funds by employees

The audit reports released by the office of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor have revealed that several charter schools in New Orleans are facing problems with embezzlement of funds by employees. The audit reports have disclosed federal crimes involving an employee of Lusher, who allegedly embezzled funds amounting to $25,000. She potentially violated two ethics codes and Lagniappe Academies failed to conduct criminal background checks on some of the employees.