St. Landry

Oct 10, 2012 12:52 PM by Melissa Canone

Man arrested for allegedly exploiting elderly couple

A man was arrested for allegedly exploiting the infirmed by altering a check for services he never committed to, according to authorities.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's office received a complaint from a couple in their mid-80's stating they paid a man to complete work on their driveway, which was never done, and noticed the amount of the check that was paid to the suspect was more than they wrote it for. The suspect's name was endorsed on the back of the check and he was also captured on surveillance video cashing the check, according to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz,

Tony Cooper, II was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail and is currently facing charges of monetary instrument abuse, theft, and exploitation of the infirmed.

Guidroz added, due to the age of the victims, Cooper was also charged with exploitation of the infirmed.

Cooper is being held at the St. Landry Parish Jail with a $7,500.00 bond.



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