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  • Mystery child gives trooper loving Christmas card

    December 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    HOUMA - A state trooper was shocked by a little girl, who handed him a Christmas card at a store. The girl handed him a card, then left. When the trooper opened it, it read "the gift of love, the gift of peace, and the gift of joy; May... more »
  • Police search for trio involved in credit card heist

    December 16, 2014 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for help to trackdown three suspects they claim made unauthorized transactions using a stolen credit card. The incident happened on Black Friday. According to BRPD, the trio entered Poise'n Ivy Woman's Boutique in the 7200 block of Highland. Investigators say the two women... more »
  • EBRSO looking for credit card thieves

    January 15, 2014 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are looking for a man and woman wanted for using a stolen credit card. Detectives say, on January 9, the card was taken from a car in the 16000 block of Gingerwood Avenue. That's in the Five Oaks... more »
  • Suspects wanted for credit card theft in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2013 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are asking for your help in identifying suspects wanted for credit card theft. Detectives say the individuals were seen on surveillance video, inside an area Walmart on November 3 around 6:24 a.m. making purchases with a stolen credit card. They say the... more »
  • 2 ex-deputies arrested for credit card theft

    October 8, 2013 2:07 PM

    KENNER- A second former St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office deputy has surrendered to authorities for using the department's gas card to buy $70.20 worth of gas for his personal vehicle. Kenner police say 33-year-old Kenny Guidry, of LaPlace, was booked with malfeasance, theft and access device fraud. 38-year-old Gregory Cali,... more »
  • Police release photo of credit card fraud suspect

    July 1, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released pictures today of a man they said used a stolen credit card at several Baton Rouge businesses, and asked for the public's help identifying him. Police said the suspect, a man between the age of 20 and 30 and driving a Chevy Impala, used... more »
  • Suspect wanted in stolen credit card case

    June 5, 2013 2:31 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman accused in a stolen credit card case is now being sought by police in Zachary. Police say around May 12 a purse containing several credit cards was stolen from Lane Regional Medical Center. The cards were later used to buy a number of gift cards... more »
  • Couple sought after armed robbery at LSU

    May 21, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police released surveillance photos today of a couple sought in connection with an armed robbery at the LSU campus. Investigators said the couple were using a card reported stolen in an armed robbery on April 27. Police said three juveniles were arrested in connection with... more »
  • Man sought in stolen credit card case

    April 30, 2013 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released the image of a man sought in connection with a stolen credit card used at an East Baton Rouge Walmart. Detectives said the stolen card was used to purchase a touch screen computer at the store on April 2 around 3 p.m. Surveillance... more »
  • EBRSO: Three sought in identity thefts

    April 30, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish released photos of three men sought in connection with a stolen identities case. Deputies said on Feb. 26 the three men used two victims' credit card information at the Walmart on North Mall Drive to buy gift cards worth $1,200.... more »
  • Deputies looking for women using stolen credit card

    April 4, 2013 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies released pictures of two women they said used a stolen credit card recently, and offered a reward for help identifying them. Investigators said the women used the card at a Family Dollar store on Plank Road the afternoon of Feb. 28. They said the card... more »
  • Sisters sentenced in federal identity theft, fraud case

    November 16, 2012 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A U. S. District judge sentenced two Baton Rouge sisters to four years in federal prison apiece for running a three-year, six-figure credit card scheme. U. S. Attorney Don Cazayoux Jr. said Trachell Brown was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for bank fraud and... more »
  • Women sought in credit card theft

    November 14, 2012 3:21 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police asked for the public's help today tracking down two women they said used a stolen credit card. Police said the card was taken back on Sept. 4 from an St. Elizabeth Hospital employee's purse, and later used at the Gonzales K-Mart. Investigators said the... more »
  • Feds order Discover to refund $200M to cardholders

    September 24, 2012 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - Discover Bank is paying $214 million to settle charges that it pressured credit card customers to buy costly add-on services like payment protection and credit monitoring. Federal regulators said Monday that Discover call-center workers enrolled customers in the programs without their consent, misled them about the benefits and... more »
  • WBRZ mentioned in email scam

    July 23, 2012 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 viewers contacted WBRZ Channel 2 today, saying they received a scam email which claimed the TV station was giving away gift cards worth thousands of dollars. The email is not true, and could lead to people's personal information being stolen. The email asks... more »
  • Visa, MasterCard in $7.3B credit card settlement

    July 13, 2012 4:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Visa, MasterCard and major banks have agreed to pay $7.3 billion to millions of merchants to end a dispute over card fees. The dispute involved payments called interchange fees that merchants paid in credit card transactions. The law firm representing the merchants said in a statement... more »
  • Woman using stolen credit card sought by police

    June 14, 2012 12:46 PM

    ZACHARY - Police in Zachary released photos of a woman seen using credit cards stolen from vehicles outside a local gym. A Zachary Police spokesperson said on April 17, two vehicles outside the Spectrum Fitness were broken into and purses were taken. Investigators later found out the woman... more »
  • 4 accused of running card game scam

    May 1, 2012 7:46 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Authorities in Lake Charles say four men posing as business owners scammed several people out of more than $10,000 through a card game. The Calcasieu Parish sheriff said the men disguised themselves as business owners and contacted several small businesses about constructing a building in Lake Charles.... more »
  • $1.2 million paid for rare baseball card

    April 20, 2012 10:32 AM

    ST. LOUIS - A New Jersey man has paid $1.2 million for an extremely rare 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. The buyer placed the highest of 14 bids in an online auction that ended Friday. Missouri collectibles dealer Bill Goodwin, who auctioned off the card for a Houston seller, says... more »
  • Legislation could require photo ID for card users check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You could be required to show a photo ID every time you use your debit or credit card if new legislation passes at the State Capitol. Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, sponsored the bill to protect people in Louisiana from fraud. Right now, merchants are only... more »
  • New bill could require ID for purchases

    April 3, 2012 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- A bill could require merchants to request a form of photo identification before a purchase when making a buy with a debit or credit card. The bill, sponsored by Representative Regina Barrow (D) is in the House Committee on Commerce Tuesday morning. News 2's Stephanie Ryan will... more »
  • Man wanted for credit card theft in Baton Rouge

    February 9, 2012 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge detectives sent out a press release today asking the public to to identify a suspect wanted for theft and then using a stolen credit card. On Jan. 22, a suspect reached through a woman's car window and as she was sitting in the parking... more »
  • Deputies looking for stolen debit card user

    November 28, 2011 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released surveillance photos today of a man that racked up more than $1,000 using a stolen credit card number. According to Casey Hicks, a spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, a California woman reported someone had used her debit card number at... more »
  • Man seen using debit card stolen at gunpoint

    February 2, 2011 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was seen using a debit card stolen during an armed robbery in Baton Rouge. Detectives said the card’s owner was held up by four teens wearing hooded sweatshirts and jackets Jan. 24; two of them were... more »
  • Insurance license fees rejected

    January 28, 2011 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have rejected plans for the Louisiana Department of Insurance to allow credit card payments for licenses, because they objected to the sliding scale of fees tacked onto card payments. The department had proposed the use of credit and debit cards for insurance agents, claims adjusters and... more »
  • Police search for armed robber

    December 31, 2010 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives are asking the public to help catch a man that held up two people on the side of the road earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Kelly said just before midnight on Dec. 11 the man pulled up to two victims walking near the... more »
  • Police asking for help identifying armed robber

    December 27, 2010 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are asking for help identifying a man who robbed a couple at gunpoint, then was possibly spotted on camera using their card to try and get cash. Sgt. Don Kelly said the robbery happened around 3:45 a.m. on Dec. 14 while the... more »
  • EBRSO: Reward offered for debit card thief

    December 21, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities are searching for a man that was spotted using a debit card reported stolen from a vehicle last month. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the card was stolen along with a purse and checkbook early in the morning from a vehicle on the... more »
  • Premature birth rate improves in Louisiana

    November 17, 2010 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana saw its premature birth rates improve last year, but still received a failing grade from the March of Dimes. The organization’s annual report card for pre-term birth rates gave Louisiana an “F” for its pre-term birth rate of 15.4 percent, which is an improvement over last... more »
  • Police: Woman arrested after using stolen credit card at ATMs

    November 5, 2010 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Thursday after police said she used a stolen credit card at two ATMs in the area and withdrew $504. Authorities said they arrested 32-year-old Sakita McCray, a Louisiana Department of Revenue employee, following a month-long investigation into the incident. The investigation... more »
  • Two wanted for access device fraud, theft

    October 18, 2010 2:22 PM

    Police are looking for two people in connection with using a lost and stolen debit/credit card on Aug. 11. Authorities said a man and woman allegedly used the card in the Baton Rouge and Gonzales areas and made around 15 purchases totaling almost $2,000. Detectives also got a hold of... more »
  • Justice Department sues three major credit card companies

    October 4, 2010 2:33 PM

    The Justice Department is suing credit card companies American Express, Visa and MasterCard for anticompetitive practices. The lawsuit says the card companies are impeding merchants from promoting the use of competing credit or charge cards with lower acceptance fees. In papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn, the department and... more »
  • Card dealer, patron arrested in cheating probe

    February 5, 2010 5:22 AM

    A blackjack dealer and a gambler have been arrested on suspicion of cheating Boomtown Casino out of more than $1,000. The dealer, 50-year-old Tam T. Tran, of Avondale, and the patron, 44-year-old Thanh T. Nguyen, of Bridge City, were booked into a Jefferson Parish jail on charges of felony theft... more »
  • Prescription discount program starts in Ascension Parish

    November 2, 2009 1:35 PM

    Starting Monday, residents in Ascension Parish can start saving money on their prescription drugs. The parish has joined a prescription drug discount card program, sponsored by the National Association of Counties, or NACo. The program is geared towards people who are uninsured, those who don't have insurance, or those... more »

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