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Three accused of stealing money from crawfish business

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Posted at 2:29 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 15:32:56-04

ACADIA PARISH, La. - Three people were arrested after an investigation revealed they had stolen money from a local business, according to Sheriff KP Gibson.

Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a theft money from a crawfish wholesale business on South Highway 35 near Rayne.

During the investigation, it was determined that an employee was involved in the theft and distracted other employees to allow other suspects to enter the premises and steal operating funds, stated Sheriff Gibson. During the investigation, deputies served a search warrant on a residence and were able to recover a large portion of the money which was stolen.

"This case led to three people being arrested for their involvement in this theft. The deputies did an outstanding job leading to the recovery of the money which was stolen. I appreciate their hard work" stated Sheriff K.P. Gibson.

Arrested were:

Shane Gautreaux, 26, Rayne: Felony Theft, Criminal Conspiracy, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things

Christopher Sonnier, 31, Church Point: Felony Theft

Heather Vincent, 38, Rayne: Felony Theft, Criminal Conspiracy, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.

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