Woman, father arrested on bank fraud

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 13:15:59-04

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested two Kinder people and booked them in connection with bank fraud. 

Sarah Marie Gartman, 18, was booked with Attempted Theft, Attempted transmission of monetary funds, Attempted Bank Fraud, Theft, Illegal transmission of monetary funds, Bank Fraud, and monetary instrument abuse. She’s being held in lieu of $5,000 bond. 

Her father, Joseph Phillip Gartman, 39, Theft and bank fraud. He’s being held in lieu of $5,000 bond. 

In April 2018 a check written by the victim in the amount of $300 was deposited in the Gartmans’ bank account, deputies say. The deposit was made using a mobile deposit application on cell phone, deputies said. The Gartmans are accused of altering the check to deposit it into a different account, at a different bank, a few days later. They’re also accused of altering the check a second time, and depositing it into a third account, deputies say.