Rapides Parish deputies charged in payroll fraud investigation

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After a lengthy and thorough investigation, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) arrested three Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on charges of malfeasance, public payroll fraud, and injuring public records. In September of 2018, LSP Detectives were contacted by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate discrepancies discovered during an internal audit of their Safe and Sober Campaign.

MATTHEW R. DAVIS
JONATHAN PATRICK TREADWAY
DAVID WAYNE BILLINGS

The investigation revealed deputies Matthew R. Davis, Jonathan P. Treadway and David Billings fraudulently claimed and were paid for unworked hours during the high visibility safety campaign.  Citations claimed, by the deputies, to support the unworked hours were unable to be located during the investigation.

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Based on information obtained, investigators secured arrest warrants for Davis, Treadway and Billings. They were arrested June 27 and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on the above charges.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators.

Citizens can access the form by visiting http://lsp.org/ and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.