BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Gonzales man must report to federal prison April 23 to begin a one-year sentence for using a counterfeit court document to obtain a fortune from members of his wife's family. The document bore the forged signature of deceased Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two men have been sentenced to federal prison terms after they admitted using counterfeit $100 bills for living expenses in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola sentenced 31-year-old Waylon Franklin Sims of Vivian, La., to two years in prison.... more »
Beware of counterfeit tickets if you're planning to go to the Saints home opener against the Vikings this Thursday. "These tickets will not be accepted at our games and those fans that purchase the counterfeit tickets will sadly be unable to gain admittance to the games," said Michael Stanfield, Vice... more »
Shreveport, La.: Dwight Anthony Reed, 52, of Bossier City, La., owner of a retail store formerly located in Pierre Bossier Mall in Bossier City, La., was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today. Reed was also sentenced... more »
Acadia Parish Wayne Melancon is advising business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100.00 dollar bills. According to Sheriff's Melancon, Detectives are presently investigating the passing of a $100.00 counterfeit bill in the Morse area.
Melancon stated that the bill is of such a good quality that... more »
Press Release: The Lafayette Police Department, members of the U.S. Secret Service Southwest Louisiana Financial Crimes Task Force, apprehended two suspects at a Target retail store in Lafayette, LA, last night. Marcus Williams (36) and Terra Liar (25) were both arrested while attempting to pass counterfeit money at the Target... more »
Eunice Police Department has arrested a subject for trying to pass six, twenty dollar counterfeit bills at a Eunice store.
Officers with the Eunice Police Department received the call at 6:29 pm that a subject was in the store wanting the exchange the counterfeit money for a One hundred... more »
The Abbeville Police Department is warning citizens and businesses throughout the parish that there are extremely well-made counterfeit $20 bills circulating. The bills were discovered at a local Walmart locations. If anyone locates one of these bills, contact the Abbeville Police Department.
The Morgan City Police Department was investigating a complaint of an individual passing counterfeit currency in the Morgan City area. The bills were in $20.00 and $100.00 denominations. Investigators developed 66-year-old Gary Click as a suspect and conducted a search of his home. During the search Investigators located and seized... more »