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LSU Police: Gate workers paid off

3 years 6 months 4 weeks ago October 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013 Tuesday, October 29 2013 October 29, 2013 10:36 PM in LSU Sports
Source: LSU Police
By: Brian Waldrep, Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Four people, including two gate workers at Tiger Stadium, have been arrested after authorities said they let people into LSU football games without buying tickets.

LSU Police arrested Casey McKenzie, 33, and Caleb McKenzie, 27, after investigators said they bought Event Staff wristbands from two gate workers, 34-year-old James Oglethorpe and 59-year-old Judy Wilson.

LSU Police said they got a tip that Casey McKenzie and others were getting into football games by paying gate workers. Investigators said on Oct. 12 they saw McKenzie get two wristbands from Oglethorpe, a Tiger Stadium gate marshal, in exchange for cash, and that McKenzie also gave an envelope with cash in it to Wilson, who was a gate captain.

Investigators said they found out Casey McKenzie had given one of the wristbands to Caleb, and that he'd paid Oglethorpe in seasons past for the same service.

LSU Police said Oglethorpe admitted to taking between $120 and $140 this year and over $400 in the last two years for wristbands he'd given to other people. Wilson denied she took the money to let people into games, but did admit to letting Casey McKenzie into games wihout tickets before.

Oglethorpe and Casey McKenzie were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on felony theft charges. Wilson and Caleb McKenzie were both issued misdemeanor summons for theft.

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