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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Police: Fake money is 'steady' problem in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 9, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officers say hundreds of thousands of dollars of fake money moves through Baton Rouge every year. Recently, a woman purchased $350 worth of merchandise at a North Baton Rouge AutoZone using fake bills. "The night manager, when they were closing the store, went... more »
  • BRPD seek info in counterfeit cash crime

    May 7, 2014 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman used counterfeit currency to buy items at a Plank Road store last month. According to BRPD, the woman purchased items at an Auto Zone on April 12. Employees later discovered the cash she used was fake. Anyone with information on this... more »
  • Police looking for woman using counterfeit money

    May 6, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman trying to make purchases at the Target on Siegen Lane using counterfeit money, is on the loose. Detectives say the woman gave the cashier eleven 20 dollar bills, which were found to be counterfeit. The suspect then left the store, leaving all the fake... more »
  • Amite Police find $230,000 in counterfeit cash Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:31 PM

    AMITE CITY - A Tangipahoa Parish man is the target of a Secret Service investigation into counterfeit cash after Amite City Police found nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Amite City Police Department Chief Jerry Trabona says finding the $230,000 in counterfeit money caught homicide detectives off guard.... more »
  • Five accused of using counterfeit bills

    January 1, 2014 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five people from the Houston area have been arrested for trying to pass off counterfeit $100 bills around Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge Sheriff detectives arrested 22 year-old Victor Henry, 22 year-old Mazarati Esset, 23 year-old Krystal Noriega, 22 year-old Tabatha Jolivet and 22 year-old Kayla... more »
  • Three women indicted in BR counterfeiting case

    September 13, 2013 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities have indicted three women they say tried to cash over $77,000 in counterfeit checks in Baton Rouge. They are alleged to have flown in from Florida and Michigan in March to cash the checks at two liquor stores, two convenience stores and a payday... more »
  • Man wanted for using stolen counterfeit check

    July 18, 2013 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Gonzales police are asking the public for help to identify a man who they say used a counterfeit check at a local retail store. The suspect made a purchase with a stolen check work a little more than $800 from a Baton Rouge couple. He left... more »
  • Three face charges over fake Super Bowl tickets

    February 27, 2013 12:21 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities accused three men of trafficking counterfeit tickets for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Officials with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Alabama authorities seized dozens of fake tickets and $7,000 in counterfeit cash at a Jan. 31 traffic stop. ICE says... more »
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    February 15, 2013 6:30 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 15, 2013 - A new study shows a new advantage for natural birth and breastfeeding, and it has to do with bacteria. The study from Canada says children who go through the birth canal get the first... 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 »
  • Police: RI man's fake $100 bill had wrong face

    November 15, 2012 12:55 PM

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. - A Rhode Island man police say used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases at a Target store made a critical mistake. The bills had a picture of President Abraham Lincoln on them. Real $100 bills bear a picture of Benjamin Franklin. Lincoln's portrait graces the $5 bill.... more »
  • EBRSO: Reward offered in fake check case

    August 13, 2012 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of a man they said cashed a fake check in Baton Rouge for more than $2,200 in real cash. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the man cashed the check May 30 around 1 p.m. at a bank on Jefferson Highway. ... more »
  • Coins of the Realm

    May 24, 2012 7:44 PM

    Scotland Yard seized a record number of counterfeit coins worth 4 million pounds ($6.3 million dollars) near London. The coins were in a freight container and three men, who weren't named, were arrested. Police are now on the hunt for the press that made the bogus coins. Scotland Yard says... more »
  • Deputies identify dead counterfeiting suspect

    December 14, 2011 3:29 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Sheriff's deputies identified the man who died after jumping into a bayou during a pursuit by authorities last week. The man is 25-year-old Henry A. Neely. He fled after Iberville police found counterfeit money in the car he was riding in. Deputies pulled over a... more »
  • Fugitive's body found in bayou Play Video

    December 7, 2011 4:14 PM

    GROSSE TETE- The body of a man who ran from Iberville Parish Deputies after an interstate traffic stop was found by searchers in a bayou early Wednesday morning. Deputies said he ran after the car he was riding in was pulled over for a traffic violation. Investigators found counterfeit... more »
  • Searchers find body of bayou jumper Play Video

    December 7, 2011 10:59 AM

    GROSSE TETE - This morning searchers in Iberville Parish found the body of a man who leaped into a bayou, leaving behind a car with thousands in counterfeit cash inside. Authorities found the body just after 10 a.m. today, after suspending the search last night. Deputies pulled over... more »
  • Suspect jumps into bayou, search called off

    December 6, 2011 5:42 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Police called off a search for a suspect Tuesday afternoon after he jumped and sank into a bayou that authorities believed was too dangerous to follow him into. At 12:50 on Tuesday morning, an Iberville Parish Deputy pulled a car over containing a driver and passenger... more »
  • Woman arrested for possessing $400,000 worth of fake checks

    November 30, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and national authorities added an extra 92 criminal charges to a Baton Rouge woman's rap sheet Wednesday morning after they arrested her for possessing over $400,000 in checks and money orders two weeks ago. BRPD's Financial Crimes Investigators arrested Latosha Edrena Jackson, 31, of 10950... more »
  • Man Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Goods Case

    September 7, 2011 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's office says a Baton Rouge man was convicted as part of a counterfeit goods case. Millions of dollars in merchandise was seized earlier this year from vendors at the #1 Outlet Mall in Baton Rouge. The AG's office reports Demba Kane plead... more »
  • EBRPSO investigating counterfeit bills being passed

    April 12, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man that tried to pass a counterfeit $100 at an East Baton Rouge gas station. Major Lawrence McLeary said on March 13 deputies were called to the Valero at 9990 Bluebonnet Blvd. and were told a man tried to make... more »
  • One arrested, merchandise seized at BR flea market

    March 17, 2011 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man has been arrested and boxes of items seized as part of a counterfeit merchandise bust at a Baton Rouge flea market. News 2 was first on the scene as agents raided the #1 Outlet Flea Market on Florida Blvd. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, ICE,... more »
  • Authorities seize items at BR flea market

    March 17, 2011 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal and state authorities seized merchandise and arrested several people at a Baton Rouge flea market this morning. Agents with Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the EBR Parish Sheriff's Office were seen taking boxes of purses, wallets and other items from the Number One... more »
  • DSPD: Men passing counterfeit bills identified

    December 23, 2010 10:38 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two men seen in surveillance photos passing counterfeit money have been identified, according to authorities. Police said after the men’s pictures were shown on local media, they received enough tips to identify them. The men passed counterfeit $100 bills at a Denham Springs Walmart Monday, and were... more »
  • Denham Springs Police investigating counterfeit money

    December 22, 2010 11:01 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities are investigating counterfeit money that was used recently at a Walmart in Denham Springs. DSPD officers said a pair of men used counterfeit $100 bills recently to purchase items at the Walmart, then left in a white pickup. Surveillance cameras showed the truck is a 90’s... more »
  • Counterfeit goods seized at La. flea market

    December 15, 2010 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than $250,000 worth of counterfeit goods was seized at a New Orleans flea market by federal and Louisiana agents. A Wednesday news release said agents working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Louisiana State Police raided the... more »
  • BRPD: Chase leads to five counterfeiting arrests

    December 1, 2010 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police chase and search involving helicopters and K-9 units ended with five arrests and a counterfeit ring being busted, according to Baton Rouge Police. This morning officers were called by officials from the Whitney Bank at 3617 S. Sherwood Forest and told two people were trying... more »
  • LSP: Counterfeiting fugitive arrested in Orleans Parish

    November 9, 2010 3:51 PM

    ORLEANS PARISH - A man wanted for allegedly manufacturing and distributing counterfeit Illinois driver’s licenses was arrested in Orleans Parish last Thursday. Authorities said 40-year-old Bryan McMillian was arrested after an investigation revealed individuals were purchasing counterfeit licenses and giving them to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles in return... more »
  • Deputies: man used copier in truck to make fake money

    September 20, 2010 11:48 AM

    A man accused of using counterfeit money has been arrested a second time for the same crime. Louis Gene Santiny, Jr. from Grand Isle, La. was arrested in Terrebonne Parish after deputies say he was trying to use a fake $100 bill at a hotel. Employees at the hotel... more »
  • 2 men booked with counterfeiting

    September 16, 2010 6:14 AM

    Louisiana authorities have arrested two men accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills made from $5 bills washed with oven cleaner. Zachary Police Chief John Herty tells The Advocate that officers recovered four of five fake bills that one of the suspects said they passed at local stores for merchandise that... more »
  • Fake sports gear seized in New Orleans

    September 9, 2010 5:13 AM

    Federal agents in New Orleans seized fake sports merchandise and other counterfeit consumer products from city vendors. Working with the NFL and other professional sports leagues, authorities say more than 1,400 counterfeit hats, T-shirts and jerseys worth approximately $210,000 have been seized. Agents also seized 477 counterfeit Duracell batteries and... more »
  • La. store owner gets prison in counterfeiting case

    August 27, 2010 4:43 AM

    A Bossier City store owner has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for selling counterfeit goods at a mall. Dwight Anthony Reed was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his prison term. In 2005, police officers seized more than 380 counterfeit trademarked items from "Rockafellas," a... more »
  • Metairie man arrested after counterfeiting investigation

    August 4, 2010 12:58 PM

    A Metairie man is in jail after he was caught with hundreds of counterfeit money orders. State Police Troop B says investigators discovered a FedEx package containing 325 bogus money orders being sent to 54 year old Brian Kent. It was sent from Nigeria. U.S. Immigration and... more »
  • 2 men arrested for trying to sell wooden laptops

    August 1, 2010 9:51 AM

    Two men have been arrested in Jackson, Miss. for allegedly trying to peddle blocks of wood as laptop computers. Hinds County authorities charged 45-year-old Eddie Handford and 54-year-old Frank Hamilton with trademark infringement and sale of goods bearing counterfeit labels. Investigators say the wooden blocks were covered in duct tape... more »
  • Monroe man convicted of counterfeiting

    June 24, 2010 5:48 AM

    A Monroe man has been convicted of a charge he printed and sold counterfeit money out of his home. Wilbert Ross was convicted of one count of counterfeiting. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is set for Oct. 4. FBI... more »
  • More than $1M in bogus checks passed nationwide

    February 3, 2010 8:08 AM

    Bossier Parish deputies say Charles Bradford who allegedly got $1 million in bogus checks cashed to gamble at casinos nationwide is in the parish jail. Thirteen locals were arrested and more arrests are expected. The sheriff's department says the suspects were recruited over three years when Bradford was in and... more »
  • FDA warns consumers about counterfeit weight-loss drug

    January 18, 2010 11:09 AM

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about a counterfeit and potentially harmful version of Alli 60 mg capsules (120 count refill kit). Preliminary laboratory tests conducted by GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of the FDA approved over-the-counter weight-loss product, revealed that the counterfeit version did not contain orlistat, the... more »
  • Counterfeit Alli

    January 18, 2010 10:57 AM

    http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm197857.htm more »
  • Woman wanted for cashing counterfeit checks

    October 13, 2009 12:33 PM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for a women suspected of cashing over a dozen counterfeit checks in the Baton Rouge area. Detectives are searching for Britanya Renita Lewis on charges of monetary instrument abuse and felony theft. Lewis is suspected of cashing checks totaling over $10,000 during... more »
  • Fake $100 bills found in East Feliciana Parish

    September 17, 2009 6:52 AM

    Deputies in East Feliciana Parish have recovered four counterfeit $100 bills passed at local businesses and expect to find more. Detectives say the bogus notes are printed on bleached and washed $5 bills and a counterfeit detection pen does not create the black stain associated with wood-based paper. When the... more »

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