Woman accused of stealing rent payments
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a former employee of two apartment complexes accused of stealing more than $41,000 from more than 100 money-order rent payments in Baton Rouge and Zachary.
Police booked 53-year-old Myrtis Shanklin, of Zachary, on Tuesday with 42 counts of bank fraud and one count of felony theft in the taking of more than $24,000 in rent payments from Scenic Garden Homes Apartments.
Zachary police Sgt. Johnny Dillon said Shanklin also would be booked on one count of felony theft in the theft of $17,500 in rent payments from Hooper Point Apartments.
After Shanklin was terminated, the company conducted a forensic audit and found rent money was missing.