Woman Arrested for Use of Others’ Checking Accounts

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From the EBR Sheriff's Office

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a woman during a search warrant this morning for using another person’s checking account information to pay bills. During the investigation, detectives learned that the woman may have used up to 40 different accounts (both checking and credit cards) to make payments, or attempt to make payments, on a Cox Communications account.
Marquita Johnson, 26, of 11124 Lac Cypress was booked into Parish Prison for Access Device Fraud and Theft.
EBRSO Detectives executed a search warrant at Johnson’s home today and seized  two computers, bank statements with other people’s names, multiple credit/debit cards with other people’s names, IRS and La. Department of Revenue documents listed with other people’s names and other personal identifying information of other people.
More charges pending.

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