Former secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge booked with felony theft

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Police say a former secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has been arrested after an audit alleged she used a credit card to buy several prepaid debit cards to pay her bills and make other purchases.

Baton Rouge police Cpl. Don Coppola tells The Advocate ( ) 57-year-old Alice W. Faucheux (FOH' shay) , the secretary to the superintendent of Catholic Schools, is accused of unauthorized purchases totaling more than $41,000 during a three-year period beginning in 2011 to June 2014,

Faucheux was booked Tuesday on counts of felony theft and unauthorized use of an access device card.

Donna Carville, spokeswoman for the diocese, said the diocese would not comment on Tuesday's arrest other than to say that Faucheux's employment has been terminated.

It was unclear whether Faucheux has an attorney.

Information from: The Advocate,

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