Bossier City Police have arrested a city employee for stealing thousands of dollars in proceeds from fees collected for events at the Bossier Civic Center.

Detectives arrested Shelli Sikes Briggs, 47, of Bossier City Thursday on charges of theft and malfeasance in office following her termination from the city. Briggs was employed as the Bossier Civic Center’s booking manager and was responsible for collecting rental fees.

An investigation found Briggs had taken approximately $35,000 over the past 5 to 6 years and altered financial records in an attempt to hide the thefts. That investigation began after an audit last month uncovered discrepancies in Civic Center financial records. That investigation remains ongoing as the total amount of money may increase. 

Briggs was booked into the Bossier City Jail and was later transferred to the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility.