On March 25, 2014, Detectives with the Morgan City Police Department began an investigation into the theft of funds from Capital Management Consultants Inc. of Morgan City, La. During the investigation, evidence was uncovered which indicated a systematic theft of funds from the company over the span of several years.
Several search warrants were executed by investigators. During those warrants and subsequent investigation, evidence was uncovered which implicated two employees of the company, Karen Duhon and Donna Peveto as being responsible for the thefts.
Investigators secured arrest warrants for both Karen Duhon of Morgan City, La. and Donna Peveto, of Houma, La. In those affidavits, Karen Duhon is accused of committing the theft of $1,233,000.00 by fraudulent means between 2007 and 2014. It is alleged that Donna Peveto had committed the theft of $633,700.00 during that same time period.
On July 29th, 59 year old Karen D. Duhon of Morgan City, La. turned herself in to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and charged with: Felony Theft-8 Counts (Total $1,233,000.00). She was processed and released after posting a bond of $150,000.00.
57 year old Donna Peveto of Houma, La. was previously arrested and booked on 07/24/2014 @ 11:25am. She was also released after posting a bond of $150,000.00.
The investigation is continuing with additional arrests possible pending the completion of that investigation.