The secretary-treasurer of Livingston Parish Fire Protection District No. 8, who also happens to be the chief's wife, is facing multiple charges related to the embezzlement of department funds.
The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Melissa Guitreau was arrested yesterday for felony theft, forgery and malfeasance in office.
She's accused of siphoning off $225,000 to fund a personal family business account to help keep that business afloat.
The sheriff says she's admitted to acting alone, her bond set at $45,000.
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