SCOTT — Scott police have booked a caretaker accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly person she was hired to help.
Leslie Marie Magyar, 42, of Scott, was jailed last week on counts alleging she stole more than $18,000 by forging signatures on the elderly person’s personal checks and by using the victim’s credit card, Scott Police Chief Chad Leger said.
“During the course of three months, investigators found that Ms. Magyar had forged 20 of the victim’s personal checks and withdrew $15,000 from the victim’s checking account,” Leger said in a news release.
“Investigators also found that the caretaker used the victim’s credit card without authorization, and in one month made $3,051 worth of transactions at various locations in Lafayette Parish,” he said.
Magyar was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on Friday afternoon on 20 counts of forgery and one count of unauthorized use of a credit card.
Bail was set at $57,500.
Police search for motive in shooting
LAFAYETTE — One or more assailants entered a Lafayette apartment early Tuesday and opened fire, shooting one person twice, Lafayette police said.
The apartment is in the 600 block of Marie Antoinette Street in Lafayette, Sgt. Paul Mouton said in a news release.
Detectives on Tuesday afternoon continued to determine a motive behind the shooting.
The victim, who was not identified, was in a local hospital in guarded condition, Mouton said.
Arrests posted June 10, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:
- JONATHAN SCOTT ARCENEAUX: 34, of the 100 block of Zilda Road, Duson. He was booked on no headlights; illegal left turns on two-way roadway; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- JEFFERY P. BANKS JR.: 21, of the 1000 block of South Orange Street, Lafayette. He was booked on domestic abuse aggravated assault; improper telephone communications; improper language; and harassment.
- TONY ANTHONY BONNET: 52, of the 1100 block of Irene Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
- RUSSELL JAMES BROUSSARD JR.: 19, of the 600 block of South Sterling Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
- JEREMY CHAISSON JR.: 20, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass and warrant/bench warrant.
- JASMINE ASHLEY FOLSE: 30, of the 100 block of Betty Ann Street, Duson. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
- HARRY JOSEPH FOREMAN: 32, of the 100 block of Savoy Road, Cankton. He was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- NICHOLAS JOHN FORESTIER: 21, of the 1200 block of Dermelie Calais Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
- EVERETT FRANKS: 19, of the 300 block of Papa Joe Drive, Broussard. He was booked on possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
- CHRISTOPHER PAUL FRAZIER: 31, of the 30 block of Larkspur Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
- KATIE NICOLE GUIDRY: 36, of the 800 block of North Avenue I, Crowley. She was booked on municipal purposes and warrant/bench warrant.
- ANDREW JOHNSON: 18, of the 3600 block of Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
- SCOTT PAUL JOHNSON: 20, of the 300 block of Palermo Boulevard, Lafayette. He was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- JOHNNY L. LUANGLATBANDITH: 24, of the 900 block of Lynn Court, New Iberia. He was booked on felony possession of marijuana.
- OSCAR MORALES MAYA: 27, of the 200 block of Windor, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
- SALVADOR PEREZ JR.: 36, of the 600 block of Jefferson Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal damage to historic buildings or landmarks by defacing with graffiti; criminal trespass; and two counts of fugitive.
- IRA RICHARD III: 50, of the 200 block of Arcadian Drive, Crosby, Texas. He was booked on fugitive.
- TERRENCE PAUL SIAS: 49, of the 200 block of East Clinton Street, Lafayette. He was booked on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things.
- KENNETH TAYLOR: 19, of the 1300 block of Roper Drive, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
- BENJAMEN ALBERT THIBODAUX: 38, of the 900 block of Barrow Street, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was booked on having no safety belt and not having a driver’s license.
- ADRIAN JUNIS THIBODEAUX: 34, of the 100 block of Rue Jouberc, Opelousas. He was booked on misdemeanor theft and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- DARIUS TUTSON: 30, of the 300 block of Aries Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on careless driving and failure to secure a driver’s license.