Joella K. Moss of Lake Charles has been arrested and charged with theft over $25,000 after an investigation indicated that Moss had been taking funds from the company since October of last year.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a call last week from a local business and the business owner informed the CPSO that he suspected Moss was stealing funds through her job as a bookkeeper. When Moss was confronted by deputies, according to Kim Meyers of the CPSO:

"Moss told deputies she was taking money paid to the company for rent, instead of depositing it into the company account. She told deputies she had been stealing the money since October 2016."

Moss also told deputies that she was taking money that was being paid by clients for rent and, instead of depositing the money, she was keeping some aside.Moss was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft over $25,000. She was released the next day on a $25,000 bond set by Judge David Ritc