Two former Lake Charles Police Department employees indicted on charges related to improper pay

Two former Lake Charles Police Department employees indicted on charges related to improper pay

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Two former Lake Charles Police Department employees were indicted Thursday on charges related to improper pay.

Jeanine Blaney was charged with one count of public payroll fraud and Deputy Chief T.J. Bell was charged with one one count of malfeasance in office.

Blaney is alleged to have received payment for time she did not work and Bell allowed her to do so, according to the indictment.

Bell and Blaney's employment with the city "ended well prior to today's indictment," City Attorney Billy Loftin said.

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