On Wednesday, detectives with the Lafayette Police Department arrested two men, including a Lafayette Consolidated Government employee, alleging they stole money from the city’s parking meters.
Michael Tolbert, 36, and Gregory Davis Jr., 33, both of Lafayette, face one count of felony theft over $25,000 each. Police say they received information that money was being stolen from parking meters within the city by an LCG employee.
The investigation revealed that Tolbert, who is an employee of LCG Parking and Administration, was allegedly removing money from the meters and turning over the money to Davis, who was working as his accomplice. Davis would then bring the stolen coins to a financial institution to obtain bills, according to police.
According to investigators, the two men had been stealing money from the meters as far back as March of 2015. In addition to the theft charge, Davis was found to be in possession of marijuana and now also faces a charge of possession with Intent to distribute marijuana.