Deputies searching for fake online puppy sellers
BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating two suspects wanted for questioning regarding an online scam.
According to the sheriff's office, victims outside of Louisiana reported that they interacted with online sellers to buy puppies. The victims provided money to the sellers by wiring it through Money Gram or Walmart wire transfers.
Two black men picked up the wire transfers at several local Walmarts. According to the sheriff's office, one of the suspects possibly used a fake ID. In all of the incidents reported, the victims never received a puppy or had any further interaction with the sellers after sending in payments.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this incident is asked to call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5009.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Families excited for return of Festival of Lights to Downtown Baton Rouge
As deadline approaches, 1600 kids remain without a sponsor in Salvation Army's...
Jury convicts Melanie Curtin of raping unconscious victim at deputy's home
'Devastsating': Defense attorneys react to Melanie Curtin's conviction
Deadly shooting on I-10 stemmed from confrontation in another parish, Ascension deputies...
WATCH: New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge
High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting...
See the contract to get Brian Kelly as the new LSU Football...
Fans share their excitement about new LSU head coach Brian Kelly
New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge