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Oct 2, 2013 8:57 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Woman accused of stealing rent payments

Baton Rouge police arrested a former employee of two apartment complexes accused of stealing more than $41,000 from more than 100 money-order rent payments in Baton Rouge and Zachary.
Police booked 53-year-old Myrtis Shanklin, of Zachary, on Tuesday with 42 counts of bank fraud and one count of felony theft in the taking of more than $24,000 in rent payments from Scenic Garden Homes Apartments.
Zachary police Sgt. Johnny Dillon said Shanklin also would be booked on one count of felony theft in the theft of $17,500 in rent payments from Hooper Point Apartments.
After Shanklin was terminated, Dillon says the company conducted a forensic audit and found rent money was missing.
It was unclear whether Shanklin has an attorney.

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