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Sheriff Blaise Smith announces arrest in forgery/theft case


Sheriff Blaise Smith announces that detectives have made an arrest in a theft/forgery case at a local business.


Ava Hirstiuf, 64, 219 Convent Street, Napoleonville, LA, was arrested on May 14, 2020, at 9:24 am for theft and forgery.

On April 21, 2020, SMPSO detectives met with a local business owner who stated that someone had stolen money from his business in Amelia, LA. Through the investigation, it was discovered that money in the amount totaling $474,105 had been stolen from the business. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, detectives made contact with Ava Hirstiuf and advised her of the active warrant for her arrest on the charges of theft and forgery. Hirstiuf was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set.


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St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office