BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An audit released Monday finds an employee with the St. Martin Parish School Board and another with the city of St. Martinville are each accused of embezzling public funds in separate incidents.

Auditors reported that an employee of the school system stole nearly $20,000 from the school where she was assigned during the budget year that ended in June.

The audit says the employee, who resigned, has entered a pretrial diversion program to avoid criminal charges and has repaid $8,800 of the missing funds.

The Advocate reports neither the employee nor the school where she worked was identified.

In the St. Martinville case, auditors reported that an employee stole about $1,200 in utility funds.

The employee, who was not identified, repaid the money and no criminal charges were filed.


Information from: The Advocate,


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