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Sulphur woman accused of stealing over $175K from former employer

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 10:20:52-05

A Sulphur woman has been arrested after deputies say an investigation found she had stolen over $175,000 from a former employer.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says that 31-year-old Meaghan J. Bourdreaux turned herself in on December 21 after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Detectives say they received a complaint on December 10 from a local non-profit organization alleging that a former employee, identified as Boudreaux, had been stealing from the organization.

The sheriff's office says that during the initial investigation the complainant advised detectives that after Boudreaux has stopped showing up for work in early December, an auditor reviewed the books and found several strange transactions.

That investigation allegedly found that Boudreaux had fraudulently transferred over $169,000 from the organization's account to her personal account between January 2019 and November 2020.

Boudreaux had also allegedly added herself to the organization's insurance plan and supplemental insurance plan, without having the premiums deducted from her payroll.

Detectives say the total amount Boudreaux allegedly stole from the organization is approximately $175,273.

Boudreaux was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a charge of theft from $25,000 or more.

She was later released on a $50,000 bond.

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