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  • Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    January 31, 2015 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours. Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... more »
  • US agent sued over fake Facebook page

    October 7, 2014 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says it is reviewing a woman's complaint that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent set up a fake Facebook account using her identity. Sondra Arquiett, who was arrested on drug charges 2010 for her alleged role in a suspected drug distribution network, is suing the agent... more »
  • Five people charged with tax fraud in Baton Rouge area

    September 16, 2013 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Five people in the Baton Rouge area are being charged with tax fraud and identify theft totaling claims over more than $1.4 million. The charges come from an initiative by U.S. Attorney's Office, the IRS and the U.S. Department of Justice to combat stolen identify and... more »
  • Police ID man found shot and killed this morning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man they said was found shot and killed on Ford Street in Baton Rouge this morning. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the body of Ron Derosin, 43, was found in the yard of a home in the 6200 block of Ford Street around 9... more »
  • Lawmakers pass bill protecting ID of gun owners

    June 6, 2013 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Journalists, bloggers or anyone else will be prohibited from publicly identifying applicants for concealed handgun permits in Louisiana. A bill that will make it a misdemeanor crime to release the information received final passage Thursday and heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk. The House approved the measure... 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 »
  • Police release name of dead shooting victim

    March 15, 2013 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the man who died after a shooting last night in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Christopher Fountain, 29, died from injuries sustained in the shooting Thursday night. McKneely said two other people wounded in the shooting, ages 47 and... more »
  • Man to plead guilty in identity theft case

    February 17, 2013 10:32 AM

    MONROE - A change of plea hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a man charged in Louisiana with trying use a fraudulent Social Security number to obtain a drivers license and identification documents. William Lyman Agnew is scheduled to charge his plea to guilty in U.S. District Court in Monroe. He... 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 »
  • Woman sought in ID theft case

    October 23, 2012 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released surveillance photos of a woman they said used a stolen identity to rack up hundreds of dollars in purchases in Baton Rouge. The photos show a woman deputies said opened a Kohl's department store account in the victim's name the evening of July... more »
  • Police: Body identified as Mickey Shunick

    August 9, 2012 5:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police in Lafayette said investigators have positively identified a body found in Evangeline Parish as that of missing college student Mickey Shunick. Cpl. Paul Mouton made the announcement Thursday evening, two days after the body was found buried in a cemetery off La. 10. "There will... 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 »
  • Nationwide ID scam hits Baton Rouge area check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2012 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nationwide identity theft scam has hit the Baton Rouge area. The Better Business Bureau says hundreds in our area have reported calls from people posing as government officials. The person says that you're eligible for a government grant, usually worth $1,000, to pay a utility... more »
  • Identity of helicopter pilot killed in crash released

    May 29, 2012 3:15 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A spokesperson from PHI of Lafayette identified the pilot who died when his helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Brad Deutser said the pilot, Arturo Ignacio Lebron of Lafayette, was the only person on board when the helicopter went down 35 miles southwest of Grand... more »
  • Missing OLOL laptop puts private information at risk

    May 18, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials at Our Lady of the Lake warned that some private information might have been compromised by a missing laptop. A spokesperson said more than 17,000 ICU patients' information was stored on the laptop, which was recently discovered missing from a local physician's office. News... more »
  • FTC: Tax-related ID theft complaints on rise

    February 25, 2012 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON- The government says the number of identity theft complaints involving tax and wage fraud is soaring even as law enforcement agencies are trying to crack down on the problem. Federal Trade Commission officials says that 24 percent of the nearly 279,000 identity theft complaints it received last year came... more »
  • Baker Police identify shooting victim found this morning

    July 28, 2011 3:39 PM

    BAKER - Authorities have identified the man found shot to death in Baker early this morning. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said the man is Abelardo Pampo, 43, of Baton Rouge. Pampo was found shot to death near the Baker Civic Center on North Magnolia around 4:45... more »
  • AP sources: US used `multiple methods" to ID body

    May 2, 2011 2:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. used multiple means to confirm the identity of Osama bin Laden during and after the firefight in which he was killed, before placing his body in the North Arabian Sea from aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier, senior U.S. officials said Monday. The al-Qaida leader was... more »
  • Bill to require ID with credit card purchases fails

    April 26, 2011 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill intended to offer more protection against identity theft while shopping was squashed on the first full day of the legislative session. The bill by Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, would have required people to show identification like a driver's license when making a credit... more »
  • Shooting victim's identity unknown

    February 28, 2011 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for clues to identify a woman found shot on Saturday night. She was found on the 700 block of North 27th St. around 11:45, with wounds to her torso. She had no identification on her, and remains at a hospital with life threatening... more »
  • EBRSO looking for woman wanted for identity theft

    February 8, 2011 2:41 PM

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a woman, accused of identity theft. Detectives say the victim received a notice from Telecheck, advising her that she had written a check to Wal-Mart on N. Mall Drive in Baton Rouge in the amount of $199.35. The check was... more »
  • ID thief sought by EBR authorities

    January 18, 2011 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman who used a stolen identity to apply for a store’s credit card is being sought by authorities in Baton Rouge. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said on Dec. 13 the woman went into the Pep Boys on Airline Highway with... more »
  • DSPD: Women stealing purses from local boutiques

    January 17, 2011 4:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding two women who are suspected of stealing purses from small clothing stores around the area. Denham Springs Police said the women stole a purse while at the Kids Again clothing store on Dec. 14. The women posed as shoppers,... more »
  • Some victims in New Orleans warehouse fire ID'd

    December 31, 2010 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' coroner's office has released the identities of four of the eight young victims who died when a fire destroyed the abandoned warehouse where they were trying to keep warm. They were 20-year-old Jonathan Guerrero from Texas; 17-year-old Melissa Martinez from Scotts Valley, Calif.; 22-year-old Jeffrey... more »
  • BRPD: Victim in crash misidentified

    November 8, 2010 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The pedestrian believed to have been hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver last week is actually alive and well, according to police. Sgt. Don Kelly with the Baton Rouge Police Department said that EMS workers originally identified the victim in the Nov. 2 crash as... more »
  • Woman admits to stealing IDs, filing false returns

    October 27, 2010 10:54 AM

    A third person has pleaded guilty to stealing personal information from nursing home patients in Louisiana and using it to file dozens of false tax returns. 42-year-old Levonne Stewart of Baton Rouge entered her plea in district court yesterday, and could face between two and 32 years in prison and... more »
  • Man's body found in NO drainage canal

    October 4, 2010 7:00 AM

    New Orleans authorities are seeking the identity of a body found in drainage canal. Coroner's office Chief Investigator John Gagliano said that the body was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and that the man had drowned earlier in the day. He said foul play is not suspected. Gagliano tells The... more »
  • Pineville woman pleads guilty to mail fraud

    August 26, 2010 6:11 AM

    A Pineville woman has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in a case that involved using someone else's identity to steal money by opening accounts at various banks and credit card companies. Lanetta Littleton faces up to five years in federal prison. The case involved... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to ID theft

    August 18, 2010 6:47 AM

    A man alleged to have stolen $150,000 while using the credit information of at least 30 current or retired Baton Rouge police officers has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. Alton K. Davis, of Baton Rouge, admitted to crimes that would limit his prison term to seven years or less.... more »

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