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Fire dispatcher and treasurer of volunteer fire company arrested for theft

Amanda Hebert Monnerjahn, 36 (Source: Kenner Police Dept.) Amanda Hebert Monnerjahn, 36 (Source: Kenner Police Dept.)

A Jefferson Parish fire dispatcher, who also served as treasurer of the Kenner Volunteer Fire Company was arrested for funneling more than $11,000 into her personal account and giving money to a "male friend."

Amanda Monnerjahn, 36, of Metairie was arrested Thursday for the crime of theft.

On July 22, the KVFC President Michael Graffato contacted Kenner police and reported he began seeing overdraft charges on two bank accounts maintained by his group.

Graffato also discovered that Monnerjahn was not depositing cash deposits, was negotiating checks for cash which is not authorized, and using a debit card assigned to her to make unauthorized charges to the accounts, according to police.

Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser ordered an investigation. Officers, to date, determined Monnerjahn has stolen approximately $11,029.00.

Investigators say the suspect admitted to the crime when questioned.

Monnerjahn, who is married, also admitted she met a "male friend" approximately three or four months ago. During their friendship, the man asked for money to buy a vehicle and other things, which she paid for using KVFC money without authorization, police said.

She also bought a cell phone and made cash withdrawls for personal use.

The investigation continues.  Monnerjahn remains in custody, no bond has been set.  

Kenner police encourage anyone who can provide information concerning Monnerjahn or this alleged theft, to contact Kenner Police Detective Vincent Miranti at (504) 712-2330 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.  

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