St. Landry Parish woman steals purse with $12K in cash

St. Landry Parish woman steals purse with $12K in cash
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:55am

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives recovered a large amount of stolen property on Tuesday, July 29th.

SLPSO Spokesperson Cpt. Megan Vizena said, “There had been a vehicle burglary report filed with our office on Tuesday at approximately 5:00 in the morning from a victim who was staying at the Cardinal Inn off of Hwy. 190 in Opelousas.”

Vizena stated, “The victim told detectives that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle during the night. The purse contained over $12,000 in cash. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify three persons of interest.”

“With the assistance from Washington Police Department, Jacqueline J. Coulon, 47 of Washington was located and questioned by St. Landry Sheriff’s detectives. Coulon was cooperative during the investigation and admitted to her part in the burglary. Additional arrests will be forthcoming,” Vizena stated.

Coulon is currently being held at the St. Landry Parish Jail facing charges of principle to simple burglary of a vehicle and felony theft with an $8,000 bond. 

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