- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MAMOU, La. (AP) - An audit finds a former employee of the Evangeline Parish town of Mamou allegedly dismantled water valves and meters from the town and sold the brass casings as scrap. The audit report was released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office.

The audit said general laborer Scott McGee dismantled the valves and meters over the Thanksgiving 2014 holiday and sold the brass from them as scrap.

Auditors said the valves and meters were valued at a total of $9,134.

The Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/1HtfIqu ) McGee will stand trial in October.

He was formally charged with the theft in February.



Auditors also cited the town itself for not reporting the theft to the Legislative Auditor when it was discovered. Town officials said they were unaware of this requirement.

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Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com

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