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Woman accused of stealing almost $500K from St. Mary Parish business

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Posted at 10:48 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 12:09:30-04

ST MARY PARISH, La - A 64-year-old Napoleonville woman is accused of stealing almost half a million dollars from her employer.

Ava Hirstiuf, 64, was arrested Thursday for theft and forgery, according to Sheriff Blaise Smith.

On April 21, 2020, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office detectives met with a local business owner who stated that someone had stolen money from his business in Amelia, stated Smith. Through the investigation, it was discovered that money in the amount totaling $474,105 had been stolen from the business.

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, detectives made contact with Ava Hirstiuf and advised her of the active warrant for her arrest on the charges of theft and forgery.

Hirstiuf was transported to the St. Mary Parish Jail for booking.

No bail has been set.

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