Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Marksville baseball coach no longer employed after embezzlement charge in Louisiana

A former Marksville high baseball coach has been sentenced for embezzling thousands of dollars from a group he use to work for.

33-year-old Timothy Daigle pleaded guilty in September to a federal fraud charge. He was accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from a nonprofit that helped low-income families repair their homes.

Daigle has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, but the judge allowed him to finish out the current school year as the baseball coach.

However, after speaking with Avoyelles Parish superintendent Blaine Dauzat Thursday morning, we learned that Daigle is no longer an employee of the school district. The move was made Monday. Dauzat says the school district was unaware of the pending charges on Daigle when he was hired in August. A full background check was done on him at the time of his hiring, but came back clean.

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