CROWLEY, La. (KLFY)- Former Acadia Parish deputy Maxine Trahan pleaded guilty before a district judge to stealing $200,000 in confiscated cash from the law enforcement agency.
Trahan, who is the former spokesperson for the sheriff’s department, entered her plea on June 29.
She received a suspended sentence of five years hard labor and will have to pay restitution to the district attorney’s office.
In a separate case, Trahan pleaded no contest on Feb. 22 to one count of felony theft and one count of exploitation of the infirmed.
Trahan admitted to stealing thousands of dollars while she was caregiver for an elderly victim.
The victim is over 80 years old and suffers from dementia.
Trahan’s five-year sentence was rescinded and she has been placed on three years of active suspended probation. She must also pay the victim $40,000 in restitution.