Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:05 AM
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 8:07 AM
Celeste Benoit Portier, 28, 247 Vivian Street, Bayou L'Ourse, LA was arrested on November 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm at the SMPSO in Morgan City on a warrant for computer fraud, theft, and unauthorized use of an access card. A detective located Portier at her residence with the assistance of the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office. The warrant stems from an investigation into a complaint from an Amelia business. The complainant stated that an ex-employee stole money from the company. During the course of the investigation, which included a forensic audit, the detective learned that over the period of about one year Portier used a company credit card for unauthorized purchases and used a company computer to make multiple deposits from a company account into a personal account. Over 93 thousand dollars in misappropriated funds were identified. Portier was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond has been set. A picture of Portier is attached.