BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says it was discovered that a third deputy allegedly fabricated the number of hours spent on a job.
The sheriff’s office identified the third deputy as 24-year-old Brady Davis. EBRSO said Davis was terminated from his position as a corrections deputy and will be booked on charges of theft and malfeasance in office on Monday afternoon. He was a corrections deputy with EBRSO for four years.
On June 6, EBRSO said 27-year-old Michael Arthur, an EBRSO’s Uniform Patrol deputy for nearly two years, and 25-year-old Andre Weber, who worked in Uniform Patrol for just over a year, were fired and arrested on charges of theft and malfeasance in office.
It all started during the last week in May when EBRSO officials learned that the two may have been lying about their work hours. According to EBRSO, both men were paid for working an extra-duty security gig at a Baton Rouge business but didn’t actually stay on-site to perform their job duties.
The sheriff’s office said Arthur and Weber are suspected of falsifying their hours to indicate that they were working at the extra job mentioned above when they were actually on duty at EBRSO.
Detectives said video surveillance and payroll records were used to determine that the allegations were correct.
According to EBRSO, Arthur stole over $5,000 and Weber stole less than $1,000.
During an interview with detectives on Monday, June 27, Davis “acted confused about the situation” before he admitted to the theft upon viewing payroll and video evidence, according to EBRSO. The sheriff’s office said Davis was paid $500 for hours he did not actually work.