Posted: Mar 26, 2013 8:01 AM by AP
MONROE, La. (AP) - The audit of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office 2012 fiscal year found employee theft of more than $50,000 by a former cashier.
The audit, released Monday, was conducted by a Monroe CPA firm.
The audit stated Lakeisha Ford-Norris, a former cashier, allegedly failed to deposit cash collections of fines, fees and court costs totaling $50,387 over the past two years.
She was terminated in February 2012 and booked with felony theft, malfeasance and filing false public records.
District Attorney Jerry Jones said Ford-Norris' case is ongoing, but he's hopeful a resolution will come soon.
Sheriff Jay Russell tells The News-Star the department strengthened its internal controls by updating procedure manuals, dividing daily responsibilities, establishing a jail-time approval procedure and individual log-on for staff members.
Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com