Man arrested for payroll fraud at local chemical plant

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Major Kevin Hanna, of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reports an employee of Honeywell Inc., located in Geismar, has been charged with one count of felony theft for claiming time worked and overtime hours he knowingly did not work since January 2011.

During an internal investigation by Honeywell and a criminal investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office the employee was identified as Jesse Brooks. He was employed as an Operations Coordinator for Honeywell Inc.

Results of the investigation showed that Brooks defrauded the Chemical Plant through payroll of nearly $150,000.

On November 28, 2012, Jesse Brooks, 47, of 13660 Oakley Lane St. Francisville was arrested and charged with felony theft, Hanna said.

On November 29 Brooks bonded out of jail on a $10,000 bond set by Judge Alvin Tuner.