St. Landry

Feb 11, 2014 11:06 AM by Ian Auzenne

Employee allegedly forges $31,000 in checks from business

An Opelousas woman is behind bars for allegedly forging and cashing more than $31,000 worth of payroll checks from her employer.

St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputies have charged 36-year-old Jessica Fontenot with 67 counts of monetary instrument abuse.

Deputies say the employer discovered the suspected forgery and called authorities. According to deputies, an investigation turned up 67 forged checks totaling $31,295.50.

Fontenot remains in jail on $50,000 bond.



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