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Investigative Unit: Parish worker caught stealing resigns after WBRZ report

8 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, December 08 2015 Dec 8, 2015 December 08, 2015 4:35 PM December 08, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ROADS- Less than 24 hours after a report by the WBRZ Investigative Unit, Harold Ennis resigned as a grounds keeper for the Pointe Coupee Parish Recreation Department.

Our report showed Ennis on surveillance video taking a YETI cup from the A & W Store on Hospital Road. Ennis stole YETI cups on two different days. The theft occurred while Ennis was in his parish uniform. That happened a few weeks ago, and last week Ennis was suspended. That wasn't good enough according to some elected officials who were planning to hold a special meeting to discuss his termination.

Ennis told Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that he took the cups as gifts. However, he never explained why he thought he could take them without paying for them or who he was planning to give them to.

Our story revealed Ennis had 10 felony convictions for stealing dating back to 1967. His resignation means the parish won't have to hold a special meeting to discuss his employment status.

The YETI cups he stole are $30 a piece. The owner of the store declined to press charges since it's the Christmas season. All he wanted was his money back. As of late Monday night, Ennis still had not paid for the cups.

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