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Woman, daughters accused of theft from shelter

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BELLE CHASSE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A Belle Chasse woman and her two daughters are accused of theft from the Plaquemines Animal and Welfare Society's Belle Chasse shelter.

41-year-old Denise McCoy Manger, 19-year-old Tori Michelle Manger and 23-year-old Tawny Colleen Manger turned themselves in on Monday.

Authorities says Denise Manger confessed to taking $22,000 in donations and animal adoption fees to support a drug habit and to selling more than $1,200 in animal medication for $300 and pocketing the cash in June.

Her daughters, employees at the shelter, were also accused in crimes. Tori Manger allegedly aided in the sale of the animal medication. Tawny Manger allegedly kept money remitted for a pet adoption, rather than depositing it in the shelter's account.

It was unclear whether the Managers have attorneys.

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