BELLE CHASSE, La. — A Terrytown woman was arrested after a gambling addition led to her stealing more than $100,000 from a restaurant she once worked for, a Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.
Kristen Carroll, 38, was booked with one count of theft, valued at $103,508.44, as well as being a fugitive for failing to appear for an arraignment hearing related to issuing worthless checks.
According to Commander Eric Becnel, the owner of the restaurant suspected Carroll, who managed the eatery from July 2011 to Jun 2012, of stealing cash deposits. Carroll was a friend of the owner and was responsible for collecting the cash payments to prepare for daily deposits, Becnel said.
The owner noticed a significant amount of cash missing from deposits when he checked the business deposits against cash received and confronted Carroll, Becnel said.
Carroll admitted to her friend that she had been taking money to support her gambling addiction. An audit conducted found the total to be $103,508.44.
Becnel said Carroll also later confessed to detectives that she had stolen the money for gambling.