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FORGERY ARREST - Thursday, July 21, 2016

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Kerry Jones, 54, of 1307 Lafourche Dr., Thibodaux on July 18,2016, on forgery charges after Jones allegedly stole a check from a mail receptacle, altered the check to make payable to him and the intended recipient, forged the intended recipient’s name and cashed the check.

The case came to light when the intended recipient was contacted by the finance company in regards to the cashing of the check and conversion of the funds to personal use. The victim contested the matter with the finance company and the matter was referred to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division.

The check was addressed to the victim but detectives determined the name of the suspect Kerry Jones, had been added to the check. The phone number provided upon cashing of the check was determined to be that of the suspect, Kerry Jones.

The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division obtained an arrest warrant for Jones and he was booked on charges of:

* Monetary Instrument Abuse

* Forgery

He was jailed pending a bond hearing.


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