Lafayette

Dec 7, 2012 8:29 AM by AP

Former city-parish worker sentenced in theft

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former Lafayette city-parish employee has been sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $420 in fines and restitution after pleading no contest to a theft charge for allegedly cashing a blank money order to the city.

45-year-old Roxanne D. Andrus, of Scott, worked as a sentence coordinator for a court-related program operated by city-parish government. The $160 money order had been paid by someone who had signed up for a rehabilitation class offered through the city.

Andrus is a former lawyer who was disbarred in 2004 after allegations arose that she had mishandled about $47,000 in funds belonging to a 92-year-old woman.

Prosecutor Don Landry said Thursday Andrus has 35 days to pay the money or face up to 90 days in jail.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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