Baton Rouge Police arrested two women wanted on bank fraud after they deposited bad checks at the Pelican State Credit Union and withdrew the corresponding funds before the bank realized the checks came from a closed account, police said in a news release.
A Crime Stoppers tip led police to arrests of Jontell L. Poole, 32, and Geneal B. Shavers, 39.
Poole and Shavers deposited checks totaling $1,350 at the credit union at 450 N. Lobdell Boulevard. Those checks written from an insufficient or closed Chase Bank account that belonged to Poole, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said in the news release.
Knowing the funds in the account were insufficient, Shavers immediately withdrew their deposits from the Credit Union, Coppola said.
Shavers and Poole split the money to pay their rent, he said.
Both Shavers, 1058 N. Ardenwood Drive Apt. B, and Poole, 3303 Lone Oak Drive Apt. E107, were booked Tuesday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of bank fraud and theft.