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LSU PD: Gate Marshals arrested for selling Tiger Stadium gameday wristbands

James Oglethorpe (Source: EBRSO) James Oglethorpe (Source: EBRSO)
Casey McKenzie (Source: EBRSO) Casey McKenzie (Source: EBRSO)

Four people have been arrested in connection to the theft and sale of wristbands that allowed employee-access into Tiger Stadium.

LSU Police announced that James Oglethorpe, 34, of Baton Rouge, and Judy Wilson, 59, of Denham Springs, were arrested for felony charges for Theft. They're accused of selling the wristbands for cash to Casey Adams McKenzie, 33, of Baton Rouge and Caleb A. McKinzie, 27, of Brusly.

Investigators learned that Oglethorpe and Wilson worked for the stadium as gate marshals. The wristbands allowed McKenzie and McKinzie entry during home games.

"The wristbands gave them access to different areas of the stadium," Cpt. Cory Lalonde, LSU Police Department, said. "The wristbands are specifically for people working the event."

During questioning, Oglethorpe admitted that he has sold the wristbands at multiple games this year as well as last year. He allegedly confessed to accepting up to $140 this year and roughly $400 last year.

"As of right now we do not have any information to indicate there's any additional people involved in this case," Cpt. Lalonde said.

Oglethorpe and Wilson were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. They were both released on a $1000 bond.

Casey McKenzie and Caleb A. McKinzie were issued misdemeanor summons for Theft Under $500.

Officials noted that the felony vs. misdemeanor charges were determined by the value of the wristband, not the amount of money that allegedly changed hands.

Oglethorpe and Wilson have both been fired.

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