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Ex-state auditor sentenced for theft

2 years 3 weeks 6 days ago September 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014 Wednesday, September 24 2014 September 24, 2014 2:01 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- A former auditing director for the state Department of Children and Family Services has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after admitting to stealing more than $150,000 from the department.

U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick on Wednesday also ordered 34-year-old Delrice Augustus, of Baton Rouge, to pay $155,000 in restitution to DCFS and forfeit $150,000 to the federal government.

Augustus admitted stealing from the agency since 2010 by using an assistant's state-issued credit card to buy personal items and also misused a state-issued travel card to buy hotel suites in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and the NBA All-Star Game.

Augustus was auditing director for DCFS since mid-2009.

He resigned May 23.

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