WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The chief of police in Brusly was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish after he turned himself in to authorities. He was released the same day after posting a bond of $5,500.
Officials with the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison confirmed that Chief Jamie Whaley was booked on Thursday, Jan. 23 for charges of theft and malfeasance in office. The warrant for his arrest was issued by the Inspector General and FBI.
Whaley is accused of using a department credit card to pay for his gas used in his personal vehicle and boat. They claim he did this on 29 separate occasions between Jan. 2, 2013 and Jan. 3, 2014. The purchases total $1,122.75.
Investigators questioned Whaley on Jan. 16, 2014 at his home located in Brusly.
"He acknowledged that it would be illegal to use the card to fuel his personal vehicle or boat and unequivocally denied doing so," notes the warrant.
At that point investigators provided written receipts and video evidence that showed him fueling his boat and truck. He allegedly admitted to using the card to make those purchases, which were illegal.
The following day Chief Whaley met with Mayor Normand and issued a check from his personal account in the amount of $1,122.75.