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Audit: 2 OMV employees allegedly stole $200K over 3 years

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, December 29 2015 Dec 29, 2015 December 29, 2015 10:21 AM December 29, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - A legislative audit finds two employees at the state's Office of Motor Vehicles allegedly stole more than $200,000 over three years in customer payments before being arrested and fired.

Heather Prather and Angelle Temple were both arrested earlier this year on counts of felony theft, injuring public records and malfeasance.

While those criminal cases are still unresolved, the audit finds OMV officials have tried to place more controls on cash payments to the agency's offices, blocking employees from pocketing cash.

This is the second year in a row that the legislative auditor has reported OMV employees misusing funds. The auditor recommended that the OMV change its cash handling procedures and increase oversight of its employees.

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