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Six arrested, accused of skimming money from charitable bingo

State Police have arrested six people and accused them of stealing money from a high school club’s bingo game.

State Police were called in March by the state Office of Charitable Gaming in March about an alleged theft that happened during bingo sessions that were supposed to benefit the Rayne High School FFA, troopers say.

Investigators identified six people they say were involved in the thefts; the total amount stolen from the club was more than $22,000 trooper say.

Records show the Rayne FFA boosters held bingo games at Metro Bingo before it closed, and now are held at Johnston Street Bingo. A State Police spokesman wasn’t able to tell us this evening where the thefts are alleged to have occurred.

When we called the number listed on the Office of Charitable Gaming website for the Rayne FFA a woman answered and said “there’s no story because it’s not true” when we asked about the arrests. When we asked what she meant, she said we were “very nosy” and hung up.

Acadia Parish Superintendent Scott Richard tells us the school system learned about the investigation in December and has cooperated fully with investigators.

Arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Prison were:

Dorothy Trahan, 71, booked with four counts filing and maintaining false public records; one count criminal conspiracy; and one count principal to theft. Jail records indicate she posted $50,000 bond and was released.

Shane Trahan, 44, booked with four counts filing and maintaining false public records, one count criminal conspiracy, one count principal to theft and one misdemeanor theft. Bond records show he posted $28,000 bond and was released.

Thomas Montana, 45, booked with one count criminal conspiracy and one count principal to theft. Jail records show he posted $25,000 bond and was released.

Rocky Castellucio, 34, booked with criminal conspiracy and principal to theft. Jail records show he posted $20,000 bond and was released.

Dawn Delhomme, 40, booked with criminal conspiracy and principal to theft. Jail records show she posted $20,000 bond and was released.

Ashley Hoffpauir, 33, booked with criminal conspiracy and misdemeanor theft. Jail records show she posted $16,000 bond and was released.

Top Row (Left to Right): Dorothy Trahan, Shane Trahan, Thomas Montana. Bottom Row (Left to Right): Rocky Castellucio, Dawn Delhomme, Ashley Hoffpauir,
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