Calcasieu

CPSO Looking for Man Responsible for Forgery and Bank Fraud

Lake Charles, LA – On August 8 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to a counterfeit check, in the amount of $975, being cashed at a local bank in Lake Charles several days earlier. It was also learned the suspect attempted to cash another check at a different bank in Lake Charles, but left before the check was verified by bank personnel.

During further investigation detectives learned the checks had been stolen during a vehicle burglary in Kinder on August 3. Detectives also learned the suspect used an ID, that had been reported stolen with the Lake Charles Police Department in February, to cash the checks.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect. If anyone recognizes the man seen in this photograph, please call CPSO at 491-3605.

CPSO Detective John Melton is the lead investigator on this case.