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Janitor involved in petty crime ring

March 19, 2009
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BATON ROUGE, LA — A janitor contracted to clean schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and the Ascension Parish School System has been arrested for her role in what investigators believe is a petty crime ring, according to WBRZ-TV.
Marnia Marie Parks, a contract cleaner from Jani-Care Commercial Cleaning Inc., was involved in the thefts of purses, wallets and cell phones from employees at nine public schools in the Parishes of Ascension and East Baton Rouge, the story stated.
According to the story, Parks was booked on seven counts of simple burglary, three counts of attempted theft and six counts of unauthorized use of a credit card.
It is believed that Parks had three accomplices whom she helped gain access into the buildings through the clearance granted by her janitorial position, the story noted.
The incidents in East Baton Rouge occurred between March 2 and March 6, while the Ascension incidents took place on February 9, the story added.
Chris Trahan, a spokesman with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, said that the school system has a contract with Aramark Corporation for its janitorial services and that Aramark subcontracts with Jani-Care.
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