Lafayette police have arrested a 44-year-old city employee accused of cashing a blank money order paid by a person who had signed up for a rehabilitation class offered through the city.

Cpl. Paul Mouton says Roxanne Andrus was arrested Monday on counts of malfeasance and theft. Mouton said a project manager for city government filed a complaint Aug. 31 alleging Andrus cashed a $160 money order and logged the person's payment as having been paid by a state grant that paid for such fees. Mouton said the theft of the $160 allegedly occurred July 28. Andrus posted a $26,000 bond and was released from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. It was unclear whether Andrus has an attorney.