FELONY FINANCIAL CRIMES
FELONY FINANCIAL CRIMES – VALLEY MARIE QUIROZ
NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Valley Marie Quiroz, 44, of 504 Champion Drive, Gray, LA, on numerous felony charges arising from illegal financial transactions in June and July of 2022.
On July 8, 2022, deputies were dispatched to a local financial institution in reference to an identity theft case. Deputies made contact with the complainant who advised that several unauthorized transactions had been conducted on the account of an elderly female customer. Deputies and detectives initiated an investigation.
Detectives made contact with the victim’s daughter. Investigation reveals that a female individual visited the victim and represented herself to be working for a financial program and was there to help the victim. Investigators were advised that the victim was elderly and infirmed.
Investigators met with the financial institutions representative who advised that a total of seven (7) transaction totaling over $1,000 had been conducted and all were unauthorized, and some had not been approved by the financial institution.
Detectives followed the trail of businesses at which the suspect conducted the transactions and recovered significant evidence.
A second detective was able to identify the suspect as Valley Marie Quiroz. The detective had previously worked an identity theft / fraud case against the same individual. Additional investigation also secured evidence linking Valley Marie Quiroz.
Detectives secured arrest warrants for Valley Marie Quiroz. She was arrested in Napoleonville on Monday and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Bank Fraud – 7 Counts
*Access Device Fraud – 7 Counts
*Exploitation of the Infirmed
Valley Marie Quiroz remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
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.