An employee at Louisiana Tech University has been arrested after being accused of taking money from the University.
According to Louisiana Tech Police Department, they were notified of the discovery of missing monies from an account belonging to the School of Communication on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of an employee, 45-year-old, Tracey Hoyle of Ruston.
For several years, Hoyle had been performing bookkeeping duties, which included regular deposition of receipts and funds for the School of Communication. The investigation further revealed that over the past one and a half years, she embezzled approximately $15,000.
Assistant District Attorney Lewis Jones of the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office assisted Tech Police with the investigation and on Monday, April 23rd, an arrest warrant was issued for Hoyle. She was arrested that same day and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center with a charge of Theft of Property for over $5,000. Her bond was set at $5,000.