Woman arrested for theft from employer

A Ruston woman was booked for felony theft Wednesday after she was allegedly caught on camera taking money from a desk drawer where she worked.

Alyson Foust, 44, of Ruston, was arrested by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office for theft of about $4,000 from Meaux’s Plumbing.

According to reports, Foust confessed she took money from the drawer on three occasions to pay her past due bills.

The victim said he noticed money missing twice in July. A security camera was installed and video from Tuesday showed Foust opening the desk drawer and the next day the owner discovered more missing money.

Bail was set at $15,000.

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