RACELAND — Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said Friday he is seeking the elderly victims of a Houma woman who posed as their housekeeper or sitter and may have stolen valuables from them.
Sheriff’s investigators found Annette Denise Boquet, 50, 204 Buena Vista Drive, Houma, pawned more than 50 pieces of jewelry and other household items in the past four years at area pawn shops, the sheriff said in a news release Friday.
On Wednesday, deputies arrested Boquet and booked her with one count of felony theft on allegations she pawned a diamond cluster ring owned by an elderly Raceland woman who had hired Boquet as her housecleaner, Webre said.
Family members had found two diamond rings were missing from the elderly woman’s home after Boquet was hired, Webre said.
Boquet’s bail has been set at $50,000 and she remained incarcerated as of early Friday afternoon, Webre said.
Webre said Boquet had been offering her help to other elderly residents inside and possibly outside Lafourche.
“Due to the number of jewelry pawns throughout the local area, it is strongly believed that there are other innocent victims who may have not yet realized that items are missing from their homes,” Webre said in the news release.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 532-4326 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 743-7433.