Pierre Part woman arrested for running Facebook scam
PIERRE PART - Sheriff’s deputies in Assumption Parish say they’ve arrested a woman on credit card fraud charges after an investigation revealed she was behind a multi-state online scam.
Deputies took 32-year-old Latisha Landry, of Pierre Part, into custody on Sunday and booked her into Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of 49 counts of credit card fraud.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said on Nov. 3, detectives were contacted by an individual about being the victim of an online scam. Detectives found that Landry was operating an online store called Elite Boutique through Facebook. According to investigators, individuals would make a purchase through the online store but would never receive the items.
The investigation so far has revealed that victims from six states made purchases that were never delivered.
A warrant for Landry’s arrest was issued on Nov.19, and she was arrested three days later.
Additional victims and charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.