POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:34pm
LAFAYETTE, LA — A Lafayette law clerk has been arrested and charged with 44 counts of felony theft for issuing checks from her employer’s account to pay personal debts.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office reports that the total amount of money stolen with the 44 checks exceeds $14,000.00.
Sheriff’s investigators were alerted to the suspicious activity concerning the account in March 2012 and an investigation revealed that Dina Noble, 37, claimed that the checks were going towards specified debts of the law firm’s clients. Once the checks were signed, Ms Noble is alleged to have erased the clients’ names on the memo line of these checks to pay her personal debts.
Ms Noble is currently being held in lieu of a $28,000.00 bond.