Amy Coons

Amy Coons

The branch manager of a Lafayette business was arrested last Friday.

Former 1st Franklin Financial branch manager Amy Coons, 39, faces theft charges.

According to the arrest report, Coons took out four fake loans in the names of random individuals.

Coons received the money from the loans that she created, a total of $8,971.38. Two of those consisted of checks that were supposed to be mailed out to other customers.

According to the report, Coons admitted to the offense in a statement that she gave to 1st Franklin Financial before she was terminated.

Coons' bond was set at $5,000, and her court date is slated for Oct. 17.