THIBODAUX - A former Thibodaux city employee has pleaded guilty to taking money in return for faking time sheets for people ordered to complete community service, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Trish Gaudet, a resident of the Assumption Parish community of Pierre Part, was a secretary in the Thibodaux Parks Department. She was arrested in June for accepting cash bribes in return for falsifying community-service time sheets in 17 cases, including one involving an undercover investigator.

Gaudet received a two-year probated sentence, 60 days of house arrest and must perform 100 hours of community service.

A former janitor in the city's Recreation Department is awaiting trial in the scheme.