A Caddo Parish Schools bookkeeper pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court this week in what officials say is the first known conviction for malfeasance in office for any bookkeeper accused of theft in Caddo Parish.

Bridget M. Lee, 54, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty Monday, January 22, 2018, in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court. Lee, the bookkeeper for Woodlawn High School, was caught after a surprise audit revealed a cash shortage of more than $2,000.

Malfeasance in office is a felony conviction and carries a penalty up to five years. Lee was sentenced to 18 months hard labor, suspended, and to 18 months of supervised probation. She also must make restitution to the Caddo Parish School Board.

Lee was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Pam Moser. She was defended by Edward Mouton.