Arcadia, LA Update – 8/28/14

OIG: Arcadia clerk diverted check from vendor

By Vickie Wellborn

ARCADIA – Former Arcadia clerk Theresa Burris altered a check made payable to a town vendor and diverted it into a banking account shared with her husband, a criminal investigator with the Louisiana Inspector General’s office said in an arrest warrant.

Burris, 54, was arrested Tuesday on one count each of malfeasance in office and theft. She was booked into the Bienville Parish Jail and released on a $20,000 bond. She resigned following her arrest.

The inspector general’s office was working with District Attorney Jonathan Stewart in the prosecution of another matter when the alleged misappropriation was discovered.

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