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  • Base development credit ready for floor vote

    February 29, 2012 10:07 AM

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Businesses and communities around Alaska are one step closer to getting economic incentives to develop areas around the state's military bases and facilities after the House State Affairs Committee cleared the bill on Tuesday. Its sponsor, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said HB316 is modeled after laws... more »
  • Police Bust Credit Fraud Worth "Hundreds of Thousands"

    November 18, 2011 6:48 PM

    Jennings Police busted three suspects, accused of credit card fraud, possibly totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. Police said officers discovered 70 Visa gift cards hidden in a vehicle's dash board during a routine traffic stop. Police said they believe the suspects stole the cards from Walmarts along the... more »
  • Former Credit Union Official Admits Fraud

    September 9, 2011 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former marketing director at Dow Federal Credit Union in Plaquemine has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to a charge of mail fraud. Ashley E. Braud admitted to U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola Thursday that she used credit union funds in August... more »
  • Gretna Federal Credit Union Employee Arrested for Theft

    October 8, 2010 2:53 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Leslie Leblanc, a former teller with the Jefferson Parish Employees Federal Credit Union was arrested for allegedly stealing $31,000. The Times-Picayune reports that the 24-year-old River Ridge woman was booked Wednesday with theft. Vicki O'Brien, president and chief financial officer to the credit union, says they... more »
  • Widespread Credit Card Fraud in the Natchitoches Uncovered

    September 24, 2010 12:47 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A multi-agency investigation has uncovered a widespread credit card fraud in the Natchitoches area that netted about $50,000 in losses to card owners. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. tells The Times that the investigation centers on transactions made at a Natchitoches restaurant, which apparently was... more »
  • Peabody Magnet High Opens a Credit Union Branch

    September 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Peabody Magnet High School student Keverick Tanner, 17, looked pleased after he realized he successfully helped a customer open his first savings account. "It felt pretty good," Keverick said with a smile as he completed his first day as a teller at a Pelican State Credit... more »
  • Six Facts about the American Opportunity Tax Credit

    August 27, 2010 10:17 AM

    IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2010-23 There is still time left to take advantage of the American Opportunity Tax Credit, a credit that will help many parents and college students offset the cost of college. This tax credit is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is... more »
  • Bill Passed To Extend Tax Credit to Homebuyers

    June 29, 2010 3:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill giving homebuyers an extra three months to complete their purchases and still qualify for a generous tax credit. Under current law, homebuyers who signed purchase agreements by April 30 have until Wednesday to close on the sale to qualify for tax... more »
  • Identity Sought in Use of Stolen Credit Card

    June 28, 2010 4:51 PM

    On June 25, 2010, the Lafayette Police Department took a report of a residential burglary in the 200 block of Richland Avenue. The suspect(s) entered the residence and stole a wallet, purse and phone. At approximately 4:00 am on the day the burglary was reported, the victim's credit card was... more »
  • Woman Accused of Stealing Credit Cards

    May 3, 2010 4:49 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the female captured in the photo using a stolen credit card. Detectives believe that the female in the photo is involved with the unauthorized use of an access card for the amount of over $5000.00 in... more »
  • Radio Shack Employee Arrested For Credit Card Theft

    February 24, 2010 7:06 PM

    In St. Mary Parish, a sticky-fingered Radio Shack employee is behind bars tonight accused of stealing more than $500. Glenn Goodie of Berwick was arrested after police investigated a case of a stolen credit card being used at the store to purchase items. Bond has not been set... more »
  • BBB Explains New Credit Card Regulations

    February 23, 2010 11:45 AM

    Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
  • State approves cultural districts

    February 22, 2010 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has approved midcity Baton Rouge and downtown Lafayette for cultural products districts. It's a designation that seeks to promote arts development by waiving sales taxes on original works sold within the districts and providing tax credits for rehabilitating the districts' historic buildings. Kerry... more »
  • Sheriff Naquin warns of a credit card scam

    February 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff David A. Naquin announced today that several people in the area have gotten phone calls either by cell or regular phones informing them of a problem with their credit or debit cards. The caller then tries to obtain card numbers and other identifying information from the... more »
  • School bus driver trainee arrested

    February 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of... more »
  • Suspects Identified and Warrants Issued

    December 4, 2009 1:59 PM

    Between the dates of November 8, 2009 and November 9, 2009, there were 2 vehicle burglaries and 1 residential burglary inside of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Horseshoe Drive. The suspect(s) stole several credit cards from the victims. It was discovered that approximately $2000.00 worth of charges... more »
  • Police search for credit card thiefs

    November 25, 2009 3:24 PM

    Identity Sought in Unauthorized Credit Card Use Between the dates of November 8, 2009 and November 9, 2009, there were 2 vehicle burglaries and 1 residential burglary inside of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Horseshoe Drive. The suspect(s) stole several credit cards from the victims. It... more »

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