Larose woman arrested for stealing more than $100,000 from business

Larose woman arrested for stealing more than $100,000 from business

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Sheriff's deputies arrested Dorena Richardelle, 39, of Larose, for stealing over $100,000 from a business in the southern part of the parish.

Deputies said they began investigating Richardelle on April 4, when a business owner contacted them.

Detectives said during the investigation they learned Richardelle was employed by the business, and the owner said she wrote several checks to a former employee, but never sent them. Instead, she was accused of depositing the checks into her own account.

Detectives discovered 36 instances in which Richardelle forged signatures in order to steal over $100,000 from the business.

She was arrested on April 7.

Deputies said during an interview with investigators, Richardelle admitted to her involvement.

She was booked on warrants for 36 counts of forgery and 36 counts of felony theft, as well as an existing warrant for issuing worthless checks.

Deputies said the investigation into this case is continuing, and additional charges could be forthcoming.

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