LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Houston man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for using counterfeit credit cards and other devices to steal thousands of dollars. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi sentenced 33-year-old Deamioune Fansyre Caples last week and ordered him to pay restitution of $70,700 taken... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An emergency ban on the sale of fake bath salts will be put into Louisiana law, if legislators agree to a proposal that has received the backing of the House Criminal Justice Committee. In a January emergency order, Gov. Bobby Jindal outlawed a half-dozen dangerous... more »
Synthetic drugs masqueraded as bath salts have hospitalized hundreds in Louisiana and even caused several deaths and suicides. But as of Thursday those drugs and the chemicals used to make them are now illegal.
Right after Governor Bobby Jindal banned the fake bath salts, law enforcement teams across Acadiana... more »
From State Police: Shortly after 2:00 p.m. yesterday, troopers with the Lake Charles Field Office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation responded to a report of an individual attempting to obtain a state-issued identification card using documents that did not belong to him at the Lake Charles location... more »
According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, two men were posing as police officers in the Catahoula area near Leblanc Street. It happened around 6:10 a.m. this morning. The suspects are described as white males, early twenties, driving a dark colored Honda Accord or similar type vehicle, with blue... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For some federal agents in New Orleans, the question as football season opens is not Who Dat, it's Where did dat come from? In a release Wednesday, the Customs agency said agents have recently seized fake sports merchandise and other counterfeit consumer products from city vendors.... more »
BESSEMER — A candidate for Bessemer mayor, Dorothy Davidson, used a fake photo of herself with Alabama coach Nick Saban and a false claim that Saban had endorsed her candidacy.
When the fake photo came in question, Davidson at first claimed it was legitimate, then admitted it had been... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agents have arrested two Iberia Parish men accused of trying to scam BP of nearly $10,000 in fraudulent commercial fishing trip tickets. Wildlife & Fisheries agents say 36-year-old An Ly and 31-year-old Samith Huynh allegedly falsified trip tickets for January through April, claiming Huynh... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU Police have arrested four people from Atlanta and booked them with the selling of counterfeit tickets to the Tigers' football game against the University of Florida. Detective Jason Bettencourtt said several people filed reports Saturday that tickets they had purchased from people on campus... more »