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LSP: Two accused of credit card fraud; stealing grandmother's identity

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 18:44:06-04

ASSUMPTION PARISH — Two people have been arrested in connection with identity theft and credit card fraud. The pair, according to State Police, allegedly stole the identity of their grandmother and obtained credit cards in her name.

In May of 2019, Louisiana State Police was contacted by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Department in reference to identity theft and credit card fraud. The Sheriff's Office told LSP the criminal act victimized a resident of Assumption Parish, but took place outside of their jurisdiction.

As the investigation progressed, Troopers learned that 30-year-old Megan Hebert and 31-year-old Roger Thibodaux Jr., both of Thibodaux, had allegedly stolen the identity of their grandmother and obtained several credit cards in her name. The two then allegedly went on to open multiple accounts with online services and made fraudulent purchases of various products and services.

As a result of the investigation, LSP obtained arrest warrants for Megan and Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, charging them with theft over $5,000, identity theft of the infirmed, exploitation of the infirmed, and bank fraud.

Hebert turned herself in and was arrested on September 6, 2019. She was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.

Investigators were attempting to locate Thibodaux when he was arrested by the Houma Police Department on September 21, 2019 for unrelated drug charges. While Thibodaux was incarcerated at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Center, he was booked on the LSP warrants and is awaiting transfer to Lafourche Parish.