Second DCFS auditor faces federal theft charges

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Posted: May 30, 2014 4:11 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: May 30, 2014 4:11 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: dcfs, theft, delrice augustus, kaneasha goston

BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge filed theft charges Friday against a second auditor from the Department of Children and Family Services.

Federal prosecutors claimed in a bill of information that Kaneasha Goston, 38, worked with former DCFS audit director Delrice Augustus to swindle money from the agency.

The bill claims Goston and Augustus created false documents to request reimbursements from the state for official travel which never happened. Prosecutors said Goston would claim to be the requesting employee, while Augustus would sign as the approving supervisor. Investigators believe Augustus' schemes stole between $120,000 and $200,000 in funds from DCFS.

Augustus pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with this scheme and others.

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