Coroner's employee charged after pawning city-issued camera

Coroner's employee charged after pawning city-issued camera
Thomas Evans. Source: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A Coroner's office employee has been charged after he pawned a city-issued camera.

The NOPD's Pawnshop Unit arrested Thomas A. Evans Jr. Wednesday in connection with the theft investigation that stems back to November 2017.

Evans, an investigator with the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, was found to have pawned a city-issued Nikon camera at the Cash America Pawn store at 3501 Gentilly Boulevard on two separate occasions, according to the report.

Police said Evans pawned the first camera for $100 in on November 6, 2017. He returned two days later to retrieve the property, according to the report.

The second instance occurred on November 16, when Evans pawned the camera, an attachable lens, and carry bag for $200, police said.

The second time he pawned the camera he left a memory card that contained numerous photographs of possible evidentiary value, according to the report.

Evans was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for theft, malfeasance in office and obstruction of justice.

Evans was released from his duties immediately after the Coroner's Office was made aware of his arrest.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact the NOPD Pawnshop Unit at 504-658-5546.

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