Third deputy arrested, fired in double-dipping payroll scheme

Three East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are being charged for participating in an alleged pay fraud scheme and making off with thousands of dollars.
Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 7:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2022 at 5:37 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Three East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are being charged for participating in an alleged pay fraud scheme and making off with thousands of dollars.

A spokeswoman with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests and firings of Michael Arthur, 27, and Andre Weber, 25, on Monday, June 6.

On Monday, June 26, EBRSO announced that they had also arrested and fired corrections deputy Brady Davis, 24.

Court documents revealed Arthur, a two-year veteran of EBRSO’s Uniform Patrol, was caught on surveillance video clocking himself and Weber, a deputy in the Uniform Patrol for the past year and a half, for a security shift at a business in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Arthur was later caught on camera leaving the business without clocking out. Both men were simultaneously working their shift at the sheriff’s office, documents state. Arthur later returned to the business to clock himself and Weber out, the records state.

Investigators said they discovered Davis received payment for working extra-duty security at two businesses at the same time.

Davis had been in his position for about four years when he was fired, according to the sheriff’s office.

Arthur is accused of taking more than $5,000 while Weber and Davis are accused of making off with less than $1,000 each, the spokeswoman said.

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