DEQUINCY, LA (KPLC) - A DeQuincy man is accused of stealing the proceeds earned from the sale of two calves at the Miller Livestock Barn.
According to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the Livestock Brand Commission arrested Tyler Demetrius Jordan on Friday.
Jordan is accused of replacing cattle auction tags with tags to sell the calves in his name.
The calves were reportedly sold for $572.47. Authorities said Jordan cashed the check at a nearby business known for cashing checks from the stockyard. Once the discrepancy in tags was discovered, authorities said they were able to trace the check cashed to Jordan.
Authorities said Jordan was an employee of the Miller Livestock Market Barn.
"Theft of anyone's property, large or small, is a serious matter. The purpose of having checks and balances is to protect people's property. In this case, the auction tags did not match up and the Brand Commission was able to swiftly discover this and make an arrest," said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.
Jordan is charged with theft of livestock.
Authorities said if convicted, Jordan faces jail time and/or a fine. His bond was set at $25,000.