Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Sep 30th

Grand Jury convening n Coroner funds theft

A grand jury will convene Monday in the case of missing money from the Webster Parish Coroner's Office.

Glen Guin is under suspicion in the theft of more than $100,000 from the office, and District Attorney Schuyler Marvin says the case is straightforward.

"There's already been an admission of guilt," Marvin said.

The State Police and Webster Parish Sheriff's Office first began investigating the case earlier this summer.

Webster Coroner Dr. Carlos Irizarry was notified by a local bank that one of the office's accounts was overdrawn, prompting the elected official to contact law enforcement.

Marvin said investigations revealed most of the money was wired into the personal account of Guin, who worked as a bookkeeper in the coroner's office.

Marvin said Irizarry confronted Guin on the missing funds and Guin made statements of guilt and promised to pay back the money.

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.

Marvin said it appears that most of the stolen money went to pay costs associated with the world of competitive horse shows.

 

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