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Six people arrested, accused of skimming from charitable bingo

Games are benefit for Rayne High FFA

State Police have arrested six people and accused them of stealing money from a high school club’s bingo game.
According to spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen, the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division received information from the Office of Charitable Gaming – Louisiana Department of Revenue concerning a theft which happened during bingo sessions affiliated with the Rayne High School organization Future Farmers of America.
Investigators allege the six subjects were involved in stealing about $22,312.
State Police were called in March concerning the allegations, troopers say.
Investigators identified six people they say were involved in the thefts.
Records show the Rayne FFA boosters held bingo games at Metro Bingo before it closed. The games are now held at Johnston Street Bingo.
Acadia Parish Superintendent Scott Richard said the school system learned about the investigation in December and has cooperated fully with investigators.
Arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail were:
• Dorthy Ann Trahan, 71, Grantie Road, Rayne: four counts of filing and maintaining false public records; one count of criminal conspiracy; and one count of principal to theft. Records indicate she posted $50,000 bond and was released.
• Ashley Lynn Hoffpauir, 33, East Butler Street, Rayne: criminal conspiracy and misdemeanor theft. Records show she posted $16,000 bond and was released.
• Shane Joseph Trahan, 44, Manassa Circle, Carencro: four counts of filing and maintaining false public records, one count of criminal conspiracy, one count of principal to theft and one misdemeanor theft. Records show he posted $28,000 bond and was released.
• Thomas Anthony Montana, 45, Manassa Circle, Carencro: one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of principal to theft. Records show he posted $25,000 bond and was released.
• Rocky John Castellucio, 34, Westwood Drive, Lafayette: criminal conspiracy and principal to theft. Records show he posted $20,000 bond and was released.
• Dawn Michelle Delhomme, 40, Facile Road, Scott: criminal conspiracy and principal to theft. Records show she posted $20,000 bond and was released.

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