CPSO: Woman arrested for refusing to return money

CPSO: Woman arrested for refusing to return money

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport woman was arrested after Caddo Sheriff's deputies say she refused to return money that was mistakenly deposited into her account.

Deputies say 40-year-old Cheralyn Coatney was an office manager for Central Management, and after leaving her job for unrelated reasons, she was issued a final check by direct deposit.

Authorities say the deposit had an error which caused it to be in the amount of $10,477, instead of $1,528.

The company also reportedly deposited another check in the correct amount.

Deputies say Coatney was contacted numerous times about the error, but she refused to return the money.

Coatney was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Thursday where she is charged with felony theft.

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