CARLIN PETER GAUDET, EMILY GEORGIA ZERINGUE
PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Carlin Peter Gaudet, 41, and Emily Georgia Zeringue, 33, both of 402 Belle River Road, Pierre Part, LA, on felony charges accusing them of engaging in a scheme to defraud a banking institution.
Deputies responded to a complaint at a financial institution in Pierre Part on Friday alleging that on July 26, 2022, Carlin Peter Gaudet opened an account and deposited a check made out to him. That check was in the amount of $3,850.44. Gaudet then obtained a debit card, then transferred $3,350 to a cash app account.
Two days later, Carlin Peter Gaudet presented at the institution again, this time with an individual, now identified as Emily Georgia Zeringue. Gaudet presented a nearly identical check made payable to Zeringue and that check was in sequential numerical order with Gaudet’s check.
Both checks appeared to be from a substance abuse treatment facility in California. When contacted, the company verified that both checks were fraudulent.
At the completion of the investigation, deputies secured arrest warrants for both Gaudet and Zeringue.
Carlin Peter Gaudet and Emily Georgia Zeringue were both arrested Sunday morning at a Belle River home.
Carlin Peter Gaudet was booked on a count of:
Emily Georgia Zeringue was booked on a count of:
*Attempted Bank Fraud
Both Gaudet and Zeringue remain incarcerated in the Assumption Parish Detention Center pending bond proceedings.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at (985) 498-9353 or (985) 369-7281.