MOBILE, Ala. – More than $ 200,000 worth of goods, including Gucci bags and guns, were seized during a raid at the home of a former Alabama water board manager, authorities said.
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Prichard Water Board Manager Nia Malika Bradley’s home in Mobile was raided by police on Friday afternoon, two days after she turned herself in, WPMI-TV reported. Her husband, Anthony Bradley, was arrested during the operation, according to AL.com.
Nia Bradley is accused of spending more than $ 200,000 for personal purchases on company credit cards, the website reported. She was charged with aggravated theft by deception and theft of stolen property in the first degree, according to Mobile County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.
Anthony Bradley III has been charged with receiving stolen property in the first degree, Capt. Paul Burch, of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, told WPMI.
Items taken out of the Bradleys’ home included dozens of Louis Vuitton bags, Gucci bags, purses and dozens of shoes that included Nike, Adidas and Puma brands, WPMI and WKRG-TV reported. Police also confiscated a safe, furniture and at least two large plasma television sets, according to WPMI.
Multiple weapons were also seized, including handguns, shotguns and assault-style rifles, the television station reported.
Some of the company’s credit card charges included trips to New York and Chicago, AL.com reported.
On Friday morning, Mobile County prosecutors argued that Nia Bradley should be held without bond because authorities found a newly issued passport in her home, AL.com reported.
“It’s incredible,” Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said, according to WPMI. “It’s incredulous. And the brazenness of her and the other people that we’re uncovering that are involved in this, it’s just brazen. I’ve never seen anything like it. ”
A judge set no bail, and Nia Bradley will remain jailed, the television station reported. Her next court appearance is set for March 7.
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