Health and Family Services Cabinet
OIG Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest of Drug Trafficker
OIG, Probation and Parole Collaborate to Locate Jefferson County Man
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Office of Inspector General announced today that OIG Special Investigator Bob Graham assisted in the apprehension of a 33-year-old Louisville man charged with violating parole.
Bobby Brock was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the Louisville Metro Police Department and charged with parole violation, trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of illegal drugs. Brock was apprehended after OIG Special Investigator Graham contacted Jefferson County Probation and Parole to determine Brock’s whereabouts when his name surfaced in an alleged welfare fraud case under investigation by the OIG’s Division of Special Investigations. Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department also arrived at the scene.
“The OIG has taken unprecedented efforts to combat welfare fraud and in doing so has received a great deal of support from law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth,” said Inspector General Robert J. Benvenuti III. “We are extremely pleased that one of our investigators was able to assist local law enforcement in this arrest. Brock’s apprehension is the direct result of excellent coordination and swift action involving Probation and Parole, Louisville Metro Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the OIG.”
Graham, a former Jefferson County Police Officer, contacted the Jefferson County Probation and Parole Office to obtain an accurate address for Brock. Once notified, Carole Stiles and Jill Williams, of Probation and Parole, arrived at Brock’s residence, along with Graham. Louisville Metro Police detectives apprehended Brock a short time later.
“This was a continued collaboration between probation and parole and numerous agencies,” said Stiles.
“It was a domino effect, which started with Investigator Graham,” said Williams. “Once he contacted us, the wheels were set in motion.”
Det. Matt Bower and Det. Malcolm Miller were the arresting officers from Louisville Metro Police Department. Larry Elery and Jermeco Boleyjack reported for the sheriff’s department.
The OIG investigation of the alleged welfare fraud continues. Brock is not the central figure in that investigation.