Ex-School Secretary Told To Repay Money
GONZALES, La. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former St. Amant Primary School secretary has been convicted of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the school and ordered to repay the money.
Assistant District Attorney Stephen Sheets tells The Advocate that 50-year-old Roxanne LeBlanc of Maurepas pleaded guilty to six counts of forgery and one count of felony theft.
State District Judge Ralph Tureau sentenced LeBlanc on all counts to a three-year suspended prison term with three years of probation.
School officials have said that LeBlanc resigned in May 2009 after an internal investigation found bookkeeping irregularities.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that Tureau ordered LeBlanc to pay $9,595 in restitution to the school at a rate of $320 per month over 30 months, as well as court costs, fines and fees.