A food thief was caught Wednesday after duping vendors into giving him food he fraudulently billed to hotels and restaurants, a Baton Rouge Police official said.
Corey Coleman’s scam worked by pretending to represent hospitality establishments when he called food vendors and arranging invoices to be sent to the hotels and restaurants, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
Coleman, 46, would then meet with delivery drivers for the food vendors in various spots throughout Baton Rouge and take the food without needing to pay upfront, McKneely said.
Coleman faces counts of felony theft and attempted felony theft. He also was wanted on outstanding warrants from the Gretna Police Department, Orleans Sheriff’s Office and the New Orleans Police Department, McKneely said.
Baton Rouge financial crimes detectives believe there could be additional victims of Coleman’s in the Baton Rouge area. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Financial Crimes Division at (225) 389-3871 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.