Man accused of stealing thousands from cancer center
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a man accused of felony theft after he quit his job and ran up more than $16,000 in unauthorized charges on corporate credit cards.
Investigators said Larry Dale Butler, 49 of New Orleans was hired by Mary Bird Cancer Center on June 2 and, as part of his duties, was issued two corporate credit cards for work related purchases.
On Aug. 11, Butler sent an email to his employer claiming he would not be coming into work due to another job opportunity.
The man was immediately fired, but it was later learned that Butler had made $16,201.53 worth of unauthorized charges for personal purchases using the corporate credit cards, according to police.
Butler admitted to making the purchases, but the Mary Bird Cancer Center says he has made no attempts at paying the money back. He is now wanted on felony theft charges.
Anyone with information on Butler is urged to contact the BRPD Financial Crimes Division at (225) 389-3871.