Second suspect arrested after checks stolen from local business
BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a man accused of cashing a stolen check.
On July 2, a restaurant owner reported that multiple business checks had been stolen, forged, and made payable to people who weren't his employees. During the investigation, Deontre Joseph was identified as a suspect.
According to the arrest report, Joseph was a former work release inmate who worked at the restaurant. Authorities say Joseph wasn't issued any of the five checks that had his name as the payee.
The five checks totaled $2,478.37. According to the victim, none of the other 13 payees worked at his business nor had access to the checkbook. Joseph was arrested last month.
Tuesday, authorities arrested a second suspect in the case. Joseph Disotell is accused of cashing one of the stolen checks.
Authorities discovered he loitered around the apartment complex where the first suspect lived. Disotell was charged with illegal possession of stolen things and forgery.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
BR first responders deployed to Florida to assist in Hurricane Ian recovery...
Hurricane Ian likely to affect Louisiana homeowner's insurance rates
Denham Springs fall festival brings fun to community, improvements to city's historic...
High schools being asked to play some football games on Thursdays due...
DOTD now says I-10 lane closures will last 14 months; previously said...
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 4: Central's Glen Cage
Plaquemine's Jayden Rogers leading the Green Devils through music
Southeastern knocks off #4 Incarnate Word on Eli Sawyer game winning touchdown...
McKinley High's homecoming football game canceled after bench-clearing brawl broke out between...
LSU Baseball team volunteers with Baton Rouge's Miracle League