Local bookkeeper arrested, accused of giving herself a raise

Published: Jun. 10, 2013 at 8:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A local bookkeeper has been jailed for giving herself a pay raise without permission from her boss, according to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

62-year-old Shirley Yates, of the 400 block of Coventry Court, worked at a local construction company. She is accused of manipulating the payroll between September and May to give herself pay increases and unauthorized advances which were never paid back. 

The $37, 326 theft was discovered by a company accountant who thought it was suspicious that Yates was the only employee to receive a raise.

Yates turned herself in last week on a warrant obtained by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Bobby Herring and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for felony theft.

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