POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:59am
BRUSLY, LA (NBC33) — Weast Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes reported that Brusly Chief of Police Jamie Whaley has been arrested for theft and malfeasance in office.
The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation with the Inspector General and the FBI.
According to information issued by West Baton Rouge Parish, FBI agent Maurice Hattier learned that Whaley had been misusing his fleet services credit card.
The card was only supposed to be used for one personal vehicle, as agreed upon by Whaley, Brusly Mayor Joey Normand, and the Town Council.
The investigation revealed that Whaley had also been using the fleet services credit card to fuel his personal truck and his personal boat.
The evidence included receipts signed by Whaley as well as surveillance video of him putting gas into both the truck and the boat.
Authorities report that Whaley misused the card about 29 times between Jan. 2, 2013 and Jan. 3, 2014.
Investigators contacted Whaley on Jan. 16, 2014, and he agreed to talk.
After officers presented Whaley with the evidence, he admitted to fueling his personal truck and boat.
When shown a spreadsheet of the purchases, he agreed that the information matched his illegal use of the card, with the exception of two entries.
Whaley used a calculator to add up the illegal transactions and came to a total of $1,122.75.
Whaley then gave a personal check to Mayor Normand for the above amount.
Whaley was booked around 9:30 on Thursday morning and bonded out shortly after 2:00 p.m.
More details will be released soon.