BRPD arrests man behind series of food distributor scams
BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused in connection with scamming food distributors in and around the Greater Baton Rouge area.
46-year-old Corey Coleman was booked into the parish prison on charges of felony theft and attempted felony theft. He was also taken into custody on warrants for felony theft from the Gretna Police Department, Orleans Sheriff’s Office and New Orleans Police Department.
Investigators said Coleman would contact food distributors via telephone pretending to be employed by various hotels and restaurants and place orders for food items. He would then meet with delivery drivers at various locations throughout the city and take the items without paying, according to police.
BRPD Financial Crime detectives believe that there might be other victims in the Baton Rouge area, and they encouraged anyone who has been victimized by Coleman to contact their division at (225) 389-3871.