A Killian alderman accused of using the town’s tax ID number to purchase personal property turned himself in to authorities Friday night, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Spokesperson Lori Steele said that Blaine LeMaire was booked into the LaFourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux, LA, at 11:30 p.m. on Friday and his bond was set at $50,500.
LSPO received a complaint that an alderman may have used the town's tax ID number for personal use. Through their investigation, deputies found an unauthorized online purchase from Home Depot for a washing machine.
Steele said the alderman used the town’s Tax ID number to avoid paying sales taxes and that the washing machine was located at his home for personal use.
LeMaire faces charges of malfeasance in office and computer fraud, both felonies, and theft, a misdemeanor.