Suspects in operation arrested
JENNINGS – Four people working in a counterfeiting operation have been arrested by authorities in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Information from the Lake Arthur and Jennings police departments about counterfeit $100 bills known to law enforcement as “Bleached Fives” was received by detectives, according to the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.
WalMart and Daigle’s 66 in Jennings were passed fake bills. Suspects also attempted to pass off a counterfeit $100 bill at Vee’s Ranch on La. 26 near Elton, after which authorities were contacted at 1 a.m. on November 13.
Four people from Jennings were located, interviewed and arrested on counterfeiting charges by deputies shortly afterward.
Twenty-one year old Dustin Meaux, 23 year old Kacie Lynn Meaux, 30 year old Scottie D. Meaux and 30 year old Monique Broussard were arrested.
Equipment and chemicals used in the operation turned up during a search of Broussard’s home. Failed efforts in attempting to counterfeit money were found during a search of her car.
Two other suspects are believed to be at large.
Jennings, Lake Arthur, Duson and Rayne police departments, as well as the Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force are assisting detectives.