Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baker woman Wednesday accused of embezzling more than $42,000 from her employer between April 2010 and May 2012, according to an arrest warrant.
The owner of the business, Menard Electronics Inc., contacted the Sheriff’s Office on July 30 to report that Brigette Salsbury, 54, a bookkeeper for the company, had been stealing money, the warrant said.
Salsbury had issued herself checks drawn from the business’ account totaling about $20,600, the warrant says.
Salsbury also paid herself more than $11,200 in fraudulent commissions and sent a fake email to Menard Electronics’ payroll company saying that she was receiving a pay raise, the warrant says. The fraudulent raise cost the company more than $10,000.
Salsbury turned herself into authorities Wednesday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
Salsbury worked at Menard Electronics, an electronic components and wiring business on Choctaw Drive, for 37 years, said Bryan Menard Jr., the company’s purchasing manager.
She was fired Aug. 10, Menard said.
Salsbury’s husband, James Salsbury, works for Central Police Department, said David Barrow, city of Central chief administrative officer.
James Salsbury has been with the department for about a year and was named assistant police chief at Central’s last City Council meeting, Barrow said.
Shooting leaves man seriously injured
Police are investigating a shooting late Tuesday night that reportedly occurred in the 4100 block of North Foster Drive and left a man with life-threatening injuries, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.
Police were dispatched to 4163 Levera St. just before 11:45 p.m. to respond to a shooting, the release said.
Officers found a man lying in the road suffering from gunshot wounds, the release said.
Detectives were told the shooting started in the 4100 block of North Foster Drive, but the victim ran to Levera Street about a block away, the release said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the release said.
There is no known motive for the shooting at this time, and the crime remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.
Five arrested on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them:
- John Baronne, 56, 864 Hedgewood Drive, first-offense DWI, failure to signal and improper turn.
- Troy Garretson, 51, 14527 E. Beaver Drive, Pride, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
- Tate McDaniel, 30, 1132 Lake Ave., Metairie, first-offense DWI and speeding.
- Landon Parker, 26, 202 E. Boyd Drive, second-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and driving over the median.
- Keyonna Sanford, 24, 9037 Wilbur St., first-offense DWI and driver’s license suspended or revoked.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.