Bossier business owner arrested for felony theft

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An investigation by the Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a local business owner on charges of theft for stealing funds that were owed to customers.

Thomas Salley, 54, of Sarepta, was arrested on charges of theft for stealing funds that were owed to customers. An investigation found Salley stole nearly $20,000 in refunds that were owed to two separate customers who attempted to purchase mobile homes in 2014 from his business, Legacy Homes.
Thomas Salley, 54, of Sarepta, was arrested on charges of theft for stealing funds that were owed to customers who attempted to purchase mobile homes from his business, Legacy Homes, in 2014.

Thomas Salley, 54, of Sarepta, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday after detectives with the task force secured a warrant for his arrest on felony theft charges. An investigation found Salley stole nearly $20,000 in refunds that were owed to two separate customers who attempted to purchase mobile homes in 2014 from his business, Legacy Homes in the 3500 block of East Texas Street.

Upon turning himself in, Salley was booked into the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility. His total bond was set at $50,000.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and ask anyone who has had similar experiences with Salley to contact the Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force at (318) 741-8720.

The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is comprised of white collar crimes investigators from the Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams and Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington created the task force two years ago to combine resources from both agencies to combat financial crimes within the city and parish.