Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Grand jury indicts Guin

imgA grand jury has indicted Bobby Glen Guin for malfeasance in office and felony theft, according to Webster Parish District Attorney's Office.

Guin, who worked as a bookkeeper in Webster Parish Coroner's Office, had allegedly embezzled around $100,000 from the office.

WPCO is not his only employer. Guin is also a math teacher at Webster Junior High.

Now that charges have been made, he could lose that job according to Webster Parish School Board Superintendent Steve Dozier.

"Right now he's still not been shown to be guilty," he said. "We will be getting in touch with him. I will recommend he be placed on leave without pay pending the outcome of the charges."

Dozier said that Guin would not be teaching in WPSB schools for the time being.

"We've already started getting his replacement," he said.

Bossier/Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin said the money was deposited in Guin's personal account and that he had admitted guilt. According to Marvin, the money was reportedly used to pay costs associated with the world of horse competition.

After grand jury closed deliberations, Judge John Robinson issued an arrest warrant and Webster Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Guin shortly after. He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correction Center, where he is held under a $20,000 bond.

Significant monies flow through the coroner's office including $5,000 per month from the Webster Parish Police Jury as well as payments from the City of Minden for autopsies and charges for death certificates and investigations.

Guin is the latest in a line of Webster Parish public officials charged over the past decade with malfeasance in public office and theft. Other cases have included the arrests of former WP Clerk of Court Sueletha Frazier and WP Tax Assessor Kerry Burns, as well as fire chiefs in Springhill, Shongaloo and Cotton Valley.

Josh Beavers contributed to this report.






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