A Lafourche Parish School Board member has been arrested on a felony theft charge.

Board member Robby Gisclair, 41, represents the District 12, which includes areas in the southwestern portion of the parish. He's currently in his first term.

According to a Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office news release, Gisclair was accused of stealing from his place of work.

His employer reported to the Sheriff's Office that he suspected that Gisclair had stolen "thousands of dollars of inventory" from the private business since 2016.

"Through investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for Gisclair’s property and discovered several items which were reportedly stolen from the business inventory," according to the news release.

To be charged with felony theft in Louisiana, the value of stolen property must exceed $1,000.

The Cut Off resident has been released after posting his $5,000 bond. Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

Gisclair could not be reached for comment.

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