Former Iberville Parish Deputy arrested for theft

Former Iberville Parish Deputy arrested for theft

IBERVILLE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A former Iberville Parish Deputy was arrested on Friday after allegedly stealing a TV.

Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi says Deputy Ken Garner was assigned to work security detail at the Walmart in Plaquemine on Black Friday.

According to Stassi, a friend of Garner's brought him a 52-inch TV, handed him a debit card, and went to go load up the TV.

Garner allegedly told his friend that he would complete the transaction, but he never did.

Garner allegedly asked the woman to do him the same favor.

The surveillance video shows she picked up a 65-inch TV, and the two went through the same process.

Garner allegedly told her to take it home and that he would pick it up later.

"It's a sad day when you have to arrest one of your own," Stassi says in a statement, "but let this be a warning to all, the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office will investigate all crimes that occur in Iberville Parish regardless of what type of crime or who commits it."

The Sheriff does not believe that the woman knew that Garner did not make the transactions, and as such, she will not be charged.

Garner was a 17-year veteran of the force.

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