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Mar 30, 2012 10:13 AM by AP

State library worker accused of stealing $109,000

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a state library employee wanted for allegedly embezzling $110,000 of privately donated funds has turned herself in to authorities.

The Advocate reports 39-year-old Alison Claire Foster of Baker, was arrested Thursday and booked into Parish Prison on 174 counts of unauthorized use of a credit card and 94 counts of forgery and felony theft.

She was released on $50,000 bond Thursday afternoon.

Jaques Berry, communications director for the Lieutenant Governor's Office, which oversees the State Library, said Foster was employed as the executive assistant to the state librarian since June 1996.

Foster's attorney, Bruce Craft, said his client is innocent.

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