Acadia Parish sheriff’s spokeswoman arrested, accused of felony theft _lowres

Photo provided by ACADIA PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- Maxine Trahan, public information officer for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, was arrested on April 15, 2016, on a count of felony theft over $25,000 and terminated from her job, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The public information officer for the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Friday, accused of stealing tens of thousands in cash seized by investigators.

Maxine Trahan was booked into the Acadia Parish jail on a count of felony theft and was released by Friday afternoon on a $50,000 bond, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release, which states Trahan has also lost her job.

A 15th Judicial District warrant for Trahan’s arrest accuses her of keeping more than $48,000 in seized cash instead of processing the cash and depositing it into a Sheriff’s Office account, KATC-TV reported.

State Police joined the 15th Judicial Attorney’s Office in conducting the investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

District Attorney Keith Stutes told KATC-TV more arrests are possible in the ongoing investigation.