Clerk at dental office accused of forging name to cash checks, steal money
POSTED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 11:54pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A clerk at a local dentist office was arrested for allegedly forging her bosses name on company checks for her own personal gain.
According to reports, the Baton Rouge Police Department was contacted on Wednesday, July 3 by a local dentist. He told the officer that nine of his business checks had been stolen and cashed with a forged signature.
Desk clerk Ashley Guedry, 30, of Denham Springs, had access to the checks, but was not allowed to issue them without his permission. He claims she forged his signature, then cashed them out in her name. The total amount of cash received was listed at $880.
When questioned, Guedry allegedly confessed to the crime.
Guedry was arrested and charged with Monetary Instrument Abuse, Forgery, and felony Theft. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Her bond was set at $7,500.