NEW ORLEANS — A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s detective has pleaded guilty to stealing federal money.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans says 38-year-old Dawn Foret (FOR-ay), of Houma, entered the plea Wednesday in federal court.
Foret is accused of accepting federal money to conduct an underage drinking enforcement program while being paid for off-duty details. Prosecutors say she stole $14,728 from the U.S. Department of Transportation between November 2010 and July 2012.
The assistant chief of detectives, Foret resigned June 14. She faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance set sentencing for Dec. 14.
Darryl Stewart, the former head of Terrebonne’s Narcotics Task Force, pleaded guilty to the same offense. Sentencing is set for Sept. 7.