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  • Three wanted for using counterfeit money in Livingston Parish

    October 17, 2016 5:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects wanted for using counterfeit money. On Oct. 3 around 8 p.m., two black men and one black woman entered into a Denham Springs business along Hwy. 16. Each of the suspects bought a pack of T-shirts using... more »
  • LSU Police issue warning about fake $100 bill circulation

    June 28, 2016 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say $100 bills that say “FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY” are being circulated throughout the Baton Rouge area. Several reports of the movie money have been received by BRPD and EBRSO. LSUPD said they’ve also taken reports that said early to mid-20’s aged black... more »
  • Almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards seized in Charleston

    February 10, 2016 12:21 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Customs agents have seized almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards at the Port of Charleston. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a release Tuesday saying that the boards were seized at the docks last month. The so-called hoverboards - which are two-wheeled, motorized scooters - were made in China... more »
  • Fake movie prop money popping up in South Louisiana

    November 25, 2015 11:24 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Police say fake money created for use as props in movies is circulating across several parishes in southeast Louisiana. Police have received multiple complaints about the counterfeit cash from banks, bars and convenience stores. Morgan City Sgt. Rick Hartley says officers in his department have already arrested... more »
  • 2 Georgia men accused of selling phony LSU-Florida tickets

    October 19, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU police arrested two Georgia men peddling phony tickets to Saturday's LSU football game after disappointed fans reported the forgeries to university officials. Kenny Lamar Redding, 30, and Christopher Harrison,30, both of Atlanta, were booked on two counts each of an offense against intellectual property. Police say Harrison,... more »
  • Drugs, gun, counterfeit money seized in Livingston Parish

    September 25, 2015 11:36 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said they seized several narcotics along with a weapon during a drug bust in Denham Springs this week. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies with the Narcotics Division and Special Response Team arrested three people during the search. Joseph Blaine Coon, Lacie Foley and Lorene... more »
  • Counterfeit credit card suspect arrested at B.R. hotel

    August 26, 2015 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives say a California man, suspected in counterfeit credit card activity, was arrested earlier in August after he used a stolen credit card to pay for a hotel room in Baton Rouge. 40-year-old Avriste West, of Oakland, California, was taken into custody on Aug. 9 and... more »
  • Ascension deputies seek two for shoplifting, using fake bills

    August 14, 2015 4:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies are seeking information that could identify two suspects that tried to use counterfeit bills at the Dollar General in Prairieville Sunday. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the two suspects were confronted about the counterfeit bills and immediately fled the store in a blue older... more »
  • One suspected counterfeiter arrested

    May 13, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man suspected of using counterfeit money in East Baton Rouge Parish recently. Detectives said Tyrone Clark, 20, was arrested Wednesday in Jefferson Davis Parish as a fugitive from East Baton Rouge. Clark is one of two men who deputies... more »
  • Men sought after using counterfeit money

    May 12, 2015 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos Tuesday of two men who used counterfeit money at an East Baton Rouge gas station recently. Detectives said on April 13 two different men came into the Circle K at 6678 Siegen Lane to purchase money orders worth $300 each, using money... more »
  • Two arrested and one at large in funny money case

    April 23, 2015 4:30 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people and said a third is wanted for using counterfeit money around Ascension Parish. Deputies charged 27-year-old Randal Bridges and 25-year-old William Bridges of St. Amant with theft and monetary abuse. Investigators said they're still looking for a third person, 24-year-old Kristen Dufrene... more »
  • Suspects in counterfeit cash scam caught

    April 18, 2015 2:29 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Two suspects that were caught on camera using counterfeit money in St. Francisville are now in custody. According to the St. Francisville Police Department, the two men were caught in a raid in Morgan City, last night. A female suspect involved in a counterfeit money... more »
  • Counterfeit cash scam hits St. Francisville Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Yesterday News 2 looked into a fake money scheme in St. Amant, but it seems that another counterfeit scam has reached West Feliciana Parish. A week ago, police got a call from the Dollar General in town saying they detected counterfeit money. Investigators say two suspects... more »
  • Fake money making rounds in Ascension Parish Play Video

    April 16, 2015 6:21 PM

    ST. AMANT - Deputies have some leads in a funny money scheme where hundreds of dollars in fake bills have been passed around Ascension Parish. Thursday, investigators spent the day questioning people who were seen on surveillance video with the fake money. Earlier in the day, WBRZ cameras recorded... more »
  • Two sought for using counterfeit bills

    April 15, 2015 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies released pictures of two people who investigators said passed counterfeit bills at an Ascension Parish store recently. Investigators said they were called to the Lake Market store on Highway 31 on April 1. Detectives said a man and a woman at the store used the... more »
  • Suspected Texas gang member arrested after La. police chase

    January 8, 2015 10:25 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A man and woman from Texas face charges after a morning police chase that, when it ended, turned up $940 in counterfeit $20 bills inside the pair's Mercedes. State Police said troopers initially tried to pull the vehicle over on I-10 east near Highway 415. The... more »
  • EBRSO detectives looking for check counterfeiter

    August 15, 2014 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are on the lookout for a man accused of cashing counterfeit checks at an Airline Hwy convenience store in between the dates of April 29 to May 17. According to deputies, the Baton Rouge convenience store accepted and negotiated a payroll check, for cash, on... more »
  • Poor quality fake money found at Angola

    February 1, 2013 5:05 PM

    ANGOLA- Four inmates at the State Penitentiary were busted for printing fake 100, 20, and 10-dollar bills. Sources tell WBRZ News 2 that the group was using a printer in the metal fabrication plant to make the phonies, which were "very poor quality." Federal authorities, including the U.S.... more »

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