Lake Charles, LA –
On May 10 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a local church in reference to forgery and theft. The investigation revealed an employee, Lenny M. McLendon, 40, Westlake, had written over 200 church business checks to herself from 2012 through March 2016, totaling over $166,700. Documentation was obtained that showed she had forged signatures of board members’ names to the checks, along with other paperwork.
McLendon was arrested on May 23 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. She was charged with theft over $25,000; and forgery.
Judge David Ritchie set her bond at $40,000.
CPSO Detective Troy Thibodeaux is the lead investigator on this case. The investigation is ongoing.