Louisiana animal shelter employee charged with stealing $97K

Published: Mar. 14, 2017 at 12:11 PM CDT
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A Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter employee has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 in cash from customers.

37-year-old Laquita Goudy was arrested on March 8th on a theft charge. Authorities said Goudy pocketed payments from customer's animal adoptions and rabies vaccinations while she worked at a shelter in Marrero.

Jefferson Parish Officer John Fortunato said officials were alerted to a possible theft when a concerned co-worker notified the department in October 2016.

Fortunato said Goudy was released Wednesday on a $20,000 bond. It is unclear whether she has an attorney.