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A Georgia man accused of stealing over $27,000 while passing through Caddo Parish over Labor Day weekend is now in jail, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Deandre Jerome Scott, 26, of Decatur, GA, was arrested on November 3 in Orlando, Florida, on charges similar to those he faces here.
Scott and a second suspect, Charles Rasean Epps, 36, of Clarkston, AL, are accused of fishing personal checks and money orders from night deposit drop boxes at 10 Shreveport apartment complexes between September 1-7. They cashed the documents in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Atlanta, GA. At one of the local credit unions, authorities retained a copy of Scott’s identification when he attempted to cash one of the stolen checks, according to Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Casey Jones.
In all, 91 local residents were victimized in the scheme which caused losses of $27,421.
Jones obtained warrants in Caddo Parish charging Scott and Epps with criminal conspiracy, simple burglary, and forgery. While Scott is being held in Orlando, authorities are still searching for Epps. It is not yet known when Scott will be returned to Caddo Parish to face charges here.
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