Lawsuit links Prairieville couple to mail fraud scheme in Washington State

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Posted: Nov 10, 2011 7:09 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Nov 10, 2011 10:00 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Prairieville, lawsuit, couple, mail fraud, Saenger, Butler, Parker

ASCENSION PARISH- A couple in Prairieville is being tied to a mail fraud scheme in Washington State through a lawsuit.

The document calls for the return of more than $130,000.

The lawsuit claims Ronnie and Linda Bo Parker received the cash from a family member. It says they received checks and wire transfers over four years. That family member, Shea Saenger, has since pleaded guilty to defrauding Alzheimer's patient Norman Butler out of more than $2 million.

Doug Butler, the 81-year-old's son, said, "What she did was she lied to him and stole from him. From the very first time she met him, she lied to him."

And Butler is now working feverishly to get his dad's money back.

"We have filed lawsuits in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana where we have traced the money to," he said.

Butler's paper trail led him to the Parker's in Prairieville and filed a lawsuit to get the money they were given back Wednesday. Linda Bo is Saenger's sister.

Butler's attorney, Tim Pujol said, "The first thing we're going to do is conduct discovery and we're going to ask a lot of questions about where'd the money go."

News 2 went to their home to ask ourselves. No one answered the door. We later called the home, when a woman answered, denied being Bo Parker, and referred us to the Parker's attorney.

That lawyer told us he had no comment, including when asked whether his client's admitted spending all of the money.

Butler doesn't need an admission, he just wants his dad's money back.

Butler said, "Get together and make us some kind of offer and say, we didn't know Shae Saenger was doing, but now that we understand she stole all this money, this is what we can do to make it right."

Saenger is scheduled to be sentenced for her mail fraud conviction December 2.

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