Louisiana police chief arrested for theft, malfeasance


A Louisiana police chief is behind bars after being arrested by the Louisiana State Police.

Boyd J. Adams, Kaplan Police Chief was arrested by agents from LSP Bureau of Investigation/Lafayette Field Office on charges related to theft and malfeasance in office.

Louisiana State Police was contacted and requested to investigate a complaint their office received of an alleged theft of funds taken by Chief Adams.

During the investigation, detectives determined that Adams was unable to provide receipts or records documenting his use of more than $19,000 of Kaplan Police Department funds.

Investigators determined Adams used nearly $7,000 of the amount for personal purposes.

In September of 2017, an arrest warrant was issued for Adams for violation of Theft over $5,000 and Malfeasance in Office. Adams was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail.

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