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Vehicles went out on tests and never returned

4 years ago April 06, 2011 Apr 6, 2011 Wednesday, April 06 2011 Wednesday, April 06, 2011 12:07:47 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

GRETNA, La.- A Metairie man and his daughter have been accused of taking seven vehicles out on test drives - and never coming back.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Joseph Billiot and Jessica Billiot are accused of selling the vehicles to salvage companies where they were either smashed of dismantled.

The cars were stolen between November and December.

An arrest report says Jessica Billiot gave a statement saying she and her father stole vehicles to support her heroin habit.

The Times-Picayune said Joseph Billiot was booked with seven counts of vehicle theft. His daughter was booked with seven counts of being a principal to auto theft.

Both were being held in the parish jail in lieu of bond.

It couldn't be determine if they had attorneys.

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