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Man accused in cancer center theft caught in Wash.

2 years 1 month 3 days ago September 17, 2014 Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday, September 17 2014 September 17, 2014 12:42 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police said Wednesday that a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Baton Rouge cancer center was arrested in Washington state.

A BRPD spokesperson said authorities in Tacoma, Wash. arrested Larry Butler, 49, Monday morning for a theft warrant out of Louisiana.

Butler used to work for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center as facilities director. In August, police said he told the center he wouldn't be in for work because he'd found another opportunity. After he was terminated, investigators said the center discovered he'd racked up more than $16,000 on two corporate credit cards for unauthorized personal purchases.

The cancer center said Butler told them in an email he was responsible for the charges, but never paid them back.

Police said Butler would be extradited back to Baton Rouge to face felony theft charges.

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