ST. MARTINVILLE — St. Martin Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a St. Martinville woman suspected of defrauding an unidentified victim into giving her money.
Her scheme was similar to the MTV show “Catfish,” Sheriff’s Office public information officer Maj. Ginny Higgins said in a news release.
Terri Lynn Etienne, 27, created fake social media profiles portraying herself as several different people, Higgins said. Once she established a romantic connection with an individual, she would request money.
On Wednesday afternoon, Etienne was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on four counts of theft by fraud of more than $5,000.
She is being held without bail, Higgins said.