Clerk of Court Employee in Louisiana Arrested for Alleged Public Payroll Fraud and Other Charges

By Orion Blake
Published October 18, 2023

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St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana – The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations (LSP BOI) was alerted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor in May 2023 about a complaint against Troy Williams, a 54-year-old resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Williams, who worked as a Clerk of Court employee for St. John the Baptist Parish, was accused of threatening a public official and damaging public records.
After gathering more information during the investigation, detectives from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation found evidence that Williams had engaged in payroll fraud and other illegal activities.

They obtained an arrest warrant for Williams, on charges of public payroll fraud, unlawful acts, threatening a public official, and injuring public records.

Williams was then taken into custody on October 17, 2023, and placed in the Lt. Sherman Walker Correctional Facility in St. John the Baptist Parish to face the aforementioned charges.

The Louisiana State Police is responsible for leading the investigation, which is currently ongoing.

The public can easily and safely submit reports to the Louisiana State Police through their online reporting system. This system can be accessed by citizens by visiting the website and selecting the option to report suspicious or criminal activity.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.