Troopers make several arrests around the state
POSTED: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 1:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 1:49pm
LOUISIANA — The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations concluded several separate criminal investigations this past week resulting in arrests across several parishes.
On March 13, 2012, LSP Detectives working in conjunction with the St. Charles and St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Offices arrested Walter Maiden, 23, after conducting a search of his Chalmette residence.
The search warrant stemmed from an online child pornography investigation which led investigators to an address in St. Bernard Parish.
During the search of Maiden’s computer, detectives discovered 113 files indicative of child pornography. Maiden was booked accordingly into the St. Bernard Parish Jail.
Following an investigation into a complaint received from the Viven Insurance Agency, troopers have arrested Jackie Hills, 52, of Knollwood, TN, on charges of Forgery and Filling False Public Records.
The investigation concluded that Hills, the owner of a Slidell based home health service (Gracious Care Inc.), submitted a fraudulent certificate of insurance to the Department of Health and Hospitals in order to conduct business with the state.
On March 15, 2012, Hills turned herself in to investigators and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
Agents from the State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit are continuing the investigation into Hill to determine if she unlawfully obtained Medicaid funds through her business.
On March 16, 2012, troopers assigned to the LSP Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Frederick Bell, 36, of Kentwood, on charges of Insurance Fraud and Felony Theft. The arrest stemmed from a complaint received by the Farmers Insurance Group.
In April of 2011, Bell filed a burglary report with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office claiming three television sets and a laptop computer were stolen from his Kentwood residence. After filing the report, Bell submitted a loss claim to Farmers Insurance Group and was paid $2,014 for the items.
Further investigation revealed that Bell purchased the items from a Wal-Mart in Hammond and several days later returned the items to another Wal-Mart location in Amite, LA. Bell used the original purchase receipts to fraudulently support his loss and receive the claim from Farmers Insurance.
Bell was booked without incident into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
Anyone wishing to report criminal or suspicious activity to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is urged to contact detectives at (225) 925-3682.
The Louisiana State Police on-line reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.