FBI arrests two NOPD officers for theft and payroll fraud

New Orleans, La. - Federal agents arrest two NOPD officers who they say committed payroll fraud and theft.

The FBI claims both officers, Rafael Dobard and Quincy Jones, worked security details for the Housing Authority of New Orleans then filed time sheets with both HANO and NOPD for the same hours.

The officers are also accused of stealing money intended for confidential investigative purposes.

Both men were immediately placed on emergency suspension and are in federal custody.

Dobard, 39, served as an NOPD officer for eight years most recently assigned as a detective to NOPD's Fourth District Narcotics Unit.

Jones, 33, served as an NOPD officer for 11 years most recently assigned to the Fourth District Narcotics Unit.