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Woman accused of stealing rent payments

3 years 3 weeks 3 days ago October 02, 2013 Oct 2, 2013 Wednesday, October 02 2013 October 02, 2013 6:52 AM in News

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.

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