Duo Scheduled for Sentencing After Waiving Preliminary Hearing in $110K Embezzlement Case

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The case of Yvette Marie Broussard Booker and Donovan Eugene Booker was brought before the Seventh District Court on Friday regarding a $110,000 embezzlement case.

Counsel for the pairappeared on their behalf at the preliminary hearings. The hearings were waived for the husband and wife duo, binding the cases over for sentencing on Oct. 2.

The case stems from January when the Price City Police department began investigating an embezzlement situation involving Bruno Engineering and BODEC, sister companies that provide electrical services.

According to Price City Police, former employee Yvette Booker, 47, formerly of Price and a current resident of Broussard, La. was employed by BODEC from September 2010 until August 2014 and handled accounting procedures for both BODEC and Bruno Engineering. Irregularities in finances had been discovered and an internal audit was then conducted.

A Price City press release stated examination and investigation of the records allegedly confirmed that Booker embezzled in excess of $110,000 from the two companies. Booker allegedly employed several unauthorized methods to steal money from the companies, including misuse of company credit cards, improper and extra electronic thefts from both companies, and sophisticated measures in place designed to defeat theft. She was charged in Seventh District Court with over 70 counts of theft and computer crimes.

Donovan Booker, 69, formerly of Price and currently of Broussard, La, allegedly benefited from the proceeds of the thefts and was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, a second degree felony.

Demand for forfeiture of property is also present in both cases.

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