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Jefferson Parish animal shelter employee charged with stealing $97K

4 years 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, March 14 2017 Mar 14, 2017 March 14, 2017 3:57 PM March 14, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter employee has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 in cash from customers.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 37 year-old Laquita Goudy was arrested on March 8 on a theft charge. Authorities say Goudy pocketed payments from customer's animal adoptions and rabies vaccinations while she worked at a shelter in Marrero.

Jefferson Parish Officer John Fortunato says officials were alerted to a possible theft when a concerned co-worker notified the department in October 2016.

Fortunato says Goudy was released Wednesday on a $20,000 bond. It is unclear whether she has an attorney.

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