Former Angola employees arrested on theft charges

Former Angola employees arrested on theft charges

WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested two former prison employees accused of stealing more than $25,000.

Deputies said 45-year-old Shirley Whittington, of Angola, and 51-year-old Deborah Leonard, of Amite, turned themselves in on Wednesday, October 26.

Whittington and Leonard were each booked into the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center on theft charges. They have since been released on $25,000 bonds.

Both women used to work at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

The sheriff's office said the investigation is ongoing.

Details are limited. This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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