Deputy Coroner accused of stealing thousands of dollars
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Former Webster Parish Deputy Coroner Bobby Guin turned himself into the Webster Sheriff Department on Monday after being indicted by a Webster Parish grand jury for felony theft and malfeasance in office.
Guin is accused of stealing $93,000 from the Coroner's office by transferring the funds directly into his personal account starting back in 2009. According to Webster Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin, Guin did not know how much he had stolen over the years.
"He didn't believe that it was more than thirty thousand dollars. That just shows you that when your doing something illegal you try to minimize it," says Marvin.
A local banker alerted officials of recent account activities, and that signaled a red flag starting the investigation a little over a month ago.
We caught up with Guin at his home in Minden, but he refused to comment on the matter. Though a family friend who did tell News 12 that Guin was over his head financially and that the stolen money was being used to pay for his daughter's horseback riding classes.
Guin was released from his position as Deputy Coroner a little over a month ago. If found guilty Guin could serve up to 15 years in prison, and the earliest the case will go to trial will go according to the District Attorney will be February 2013.