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BCPD: Thousands stolen from boat shop, ex-employee charged

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ARRESTED: Jeffery Paul Goodpaster III, 36. (Source: Bossier City Police Department) ARRESTED: Jeffery Paul Goodpaster III, 36. (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport man was arrested after Bossier authorities say their investigation linked him to the theft of thousands of dollars at a boat repair shop.

Detectives arrested Jeffery Paul Goodpaster III, 36, of Shreveport on charges of felony theft and false accounting for stealing more than $19,000 from a local boat repair business where he had been employed. 

Goodpaster was booked into the Bossier City jail and later transferred to the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility. His total bond is set at $33,500.

Members of the Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force say their investigation found that the theft occurred over a year's time and involved cash as well as boat parts and equipment. They also say that the person behind the theft had been covering it up by altering the shop's financial records.

As a result of the investigation, authorities got a warrant for Goodpaster's arrest, and he was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.

The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is composed of white collar crime investigators with the Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office. It is made up from the combined resources of both agencies that combat crimes such as identity theft, fraud and embezzlement with the city and parish.

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