FRAUDULENT CHECK CASHING SCHEME AT PIERRE PART BUSINESS
ALVIN JOHN JOHNSON
NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Alvin John Johnson, 36, of 7603 Oakmont Dr., Baton Rouge, LA, on felony charges related to a fraudulent check cashing scheme in the Pierre Part area which occurred in late July of 2020.
On August 5, 2020, detectives began investigating the case when several checks drawn on area businesses were cashed at a local retail outlet. The checks had been illegally produced.
Through a complex investigation covering several jurisdictions, a number of suspects were identified, including Alvin John Johnson.
Detectives issued warrants for Johnson and he was arrested one September 4, 2020 in East Baton Rouge Parish.
On Tuesday, Johnson was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Monetary Instrument Abuse
*Theft Under $1000
*Hold for Church Point Police Department
Alvin John Johnson remains in the parish jail pending a bond hearing.
Johnson is the fourth suspect arrested in the ongoing investigation.
The other arrested include:
-Garrett Hopwood, 26, of 22741 Brittney Rene, Zachary, LA
-Anthony Vega, 36, of 12946 Tannehill Lane, Walker, LA
-Tricia Cortez, 32, of 21430 Jon Michelle, Zachary, LA
All suspects face related charges.
A fifth suspect, Sarah White,34, of 15535 Seven Pines, Baton Rouge, La., is incarcerated in another jurisdiction and will be transferred to Assumption Parish to face charges at a later date.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.