The President and Board Secretary/Treasurer of the DeRidder Baseball/Softball League were arrested on June 10, 2021, by DeRidder Police. Benjamin, 49, and Paulette Talley (51), both of DeRidder have been charged with Criminal Conspiracy to commit Theft and Theft for the alleged use of league funds that total over $6,000 for personal use, food, gas, and home improvements on their residence. Bond was set at $10,000 each with a condition that they cannot have contact with any member, director or officer of the league. Failure to comply with bond conditions could result in forfeiture of their bond and being booked back into the jail. The investigation is ongoing.


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