Posted: Aug 14, 2013 10:33 PM by Trey Schmaltz, Michael Shingleton
BATON ROUGE- A man accused of stealing drugs and other items from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial Clerk of Court's Office said he made around $200,000 of the loot. He is believed to have stashed the money in numerous bank accounts, which were frozen the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered.
William Colvin and Debra Bell are implicated with a few others in the scheme. Colvin is Judge Kay Bates' son.
Authorities said in a warrant, Colvin spent as much as $50,000 of the drug money on lavish jewelry and a $20,000 car. Colvin told investigators he gave the expensive jewelry to Bell.
Because of Colvin's connections to the courthouse, the district attorney has asked for a temporary judge to hear the case.
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