POSTED: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 4:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — A Greenwood man was arrested for timber theft a second time by Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Enforcement agents. This arrest comes on the heels of a prior arrest earlier this month on three counts of timber theft.
David Lubas, 61, was arrested and booked into the Desoto Parish jail in Mansfield on the morning of August 26 and charged with Felony Timber Theft valued at a little more than $55,000.
This latest arrest was the result of a complaint received after Lubas was arrested on an unrelated timber theft scheme.
This investigation found that Lubas, who was working as a consultant forester for a Desoto Parish landowner between December 2010 and March 2011, allegedly represented to the landowner that he obtained the best possible prices for his timber.
Lubas then had a timber company issue him commission checks of which the landowner was unaware. Lubas received $2 to $10 per ton for the timber removed off the landowner’s property which resulted in Lubas being paid $55,300 instead of that money going to the landowner.