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Man arrested, accused of stealing money in auto repair scam

Posted at 11:57 AM, Oct 31, 2019

Morgan City Police have arrested a Mississippi man in connection with an auto repair scheme.

Keith Pope, 61, of Bay St. Louis, was booked with theft between $1,000 and $5,000. He was arrested Wednesday on a warrant.

The warrant stems from a theft complaint filed with the Morgan City Police Department on February 4, 2019.

Detectives learned from the victim, Keith Pope allegedly defrauded them out of $3,425.00 dating back to February 2015 regarding an auto restoration. During the investigation, it was learned Pope received monies from the victim and never completed the auto repairs. An arrest warrant was obtained for Pope during the investigation.

On October 30, 2019, Pope turned himself into the Morgan City Police Department. He was booked and incarcerated at the Morgan City Police Department.