UPDATE: Former Bossier Civic Center booking manager Shelli S. Briggs was booked into the Bossier City Jail Thursday on additional criminal charges in connection with the theft of Civic Center funds.
Briggs was arrested on warrants obtained by the Bossier Sheriff-Police Financial Crimes Task Force charging her with eight counts of embezzlement. The charges are the result of the ongoing investigation that found Briggs had taken a total of $90,000 in Civic Center funds over an eight year period. The embezzlement charges are in addition to the theft and malfeasance in office charges she was arrested on last month.
The Original news release issued on Sept. 8 follows:
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.