Woman arrested for theft from employer

Deanna S. Allen (courtesy: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Deanna S. Allen (courtesy: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On January 12, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received a call from the owner of a local business regarding an employee stealing from the company.

The owner advised between August 2011 and January 3, 2012, accounts payable employee Deanna S. Allen of Lake Charles, used over $21,700 in company funds for personal use.

The investigation revealed Allen charged $16,500 on the corporate credit accounts at local car rental businesses to rent vehicles for her and other family member, $4,450 on the company K-Mart corporate credit account, and over $700 on the company's fleet fuel car, all for personal use without the permission of the company.

When questioned by detectives, Allen confirmed to using the company's funds for personal use without permission from the company.

On January 27, Allen, who also has an active warrants from Orange County, Texas, for credit card abuse in 2009, and Sulphur Police Department for traffic violations, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged theft over $1,500.

Judge Ron Ware has set her bond at $25,000.

CPSO Detective Shannon Chesson is the lead investigator on this case.