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EBR investigating two cases of theft; fraud

EBR investigating two cases of theft; fraud

POSTED: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 4:36pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:35pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office needs your help to find two individuals responsible for two separate cases regarding theft.

The first happened on June 11, 2010 when an unknown male cashed a fraudulent check at the S&P Food Mart on Gardere Lane.

According to officials, the man brought a U.S. Treasury check into the business, which was processed without proper identification. Later, the business owner discovered the check was stolen

The second case involves a stolen credit car that was reported on Nov. 21, 2010. The card was taken from a vehicle on the 5800 block of Mapleton Drive in Baton Rouge. The man took a purse in the vehicle, which contained a Neighbor’s Federal Credit Union card. He then used the card at several different businesses located on O’Neal Lane between 5-6 a.m.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 20-30 years of age, and he was wearing a black colored hooded jacket with a black and white colored cap.

Detectives learned that the man was driving a red Chevy / GM model single cab truck. It has a light colored stripe on the bottom portion. It appeared to be a late 80’s to early 90’s model with a dent in the left front fender and the left side of the hood.

If you have any information regarding either of these ongoing investigations, contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of these individuals. You can make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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