Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Dorena Richardelle (age 39) of Larose on April 7, 2016. An investigation into Richardelle began on April 4 when a South Lafourche business owner contacted detectives. Through investigation, detectives learned that while Richardelle was employed by the business, she had written several checks to a former employee of the business, but she never sent the checks to the individual. Instead, she deposited the checks into her own account. Detectives discovered 36 instances in which Richardelle forged signatures in order to steal over $100,000 from the business. Investigators obtained warrants for Richardelle’s arrest and made contact with her on Thursday, April 7. During an interview with investigators, Richardelle admitted to her involvement. She was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where she was booked on warrants for 36 counts of Forgery and 36 counts of Felony Theft, as well as an existing warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Her bond was set at $100,100. Detectives say the investigation into this case is continuing, and additional charges could be forthcoming.