PINEVILLE, La. (KLFY)– A man is behind bars after, police say, he stole money from vending machines throughout the parish over ‘an extended amount of time.’
Rapides Parish Sheriff’s officials say deputies received a complaint of a theft on Jan. 22. The discrepancy was discovered during a recent audit.
Following the initial report, deputies say the case was turned over to detectives for further investigation.
Investigators say 53-year-old Jerry Akers was identified as a suspect. Detectives say they were able to establish sufficient probable cause and a warrant was granted for Akers’ arrest.
Akers was arrested on Tuesday. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.