Allen Parish School Board member Keith Welch has pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor theft. As part of the guilty plea, the 46-year-old Welch must resign from his school board position and pay $2,000 in restitution. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said the plea was the result of an internal theft from Coushatta Resort Casino, where Welch was formerly employed. Welch will remain on probation for the next four months. Caldwell said Welch could be eligible to have the conviction set aside at that point if he stays out of trouble.