BSO: Shopping spree suspect identified

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Courtesy of the Bossier Sheriff's Office | Still photo of a woman wanted for making unauthorized purchases in excess of $500 with another person’s debit card. The suspect has been identified as Katherine M. Broussard, 46, of the 3000 block of Woodford in Shreveport.

The woman wanted for going on a day-long shopping spree in June to a dozen area businesses spending more than $500 on another person’s debit card has been identified, thanks to tips from the public.

Katherine M. Broussard
Katherine M. Broussard

Katherine M. Broussard, 46, of the 3000 block of Woodford in Shreveport, is wanted on identity theft charges for using a victim’s debit card 14 separate times without his knowledge or consent.  She racked up $516 on the victim’s debit card.

Anyone with any information about Broussard’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office detective’s office at (318) 965-3418 or dispatch anytime at (318) 965-2203 or Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100.

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Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a woman is wanted for going on a day-long shopping spree in June to a dozen area businesses where she spent in excess of $500 on another person’s debit card without the person’s knowledge or approval.

Bossier Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a white female in her 30s or 40s with brown hair who made unauthorized purchases at various businesses throughout Bossier Parish and Webster Parish on June 20.

In one day, the woman briskly traveled to gas stations, convenience stores, a liquor store, fast-food restaurants and a department store in Bossier City, Haughton and Doyline, making purchases for sundry items, charging all of them on the victim’s debit card.

Surveillance video from Wal-Mart on Airline Drive shows the woman walking out of the store on June 20 with some of those unauthorized purchases.

Detectives encourage anyone who believes their credit or debit card is fraudulently used to immediately contact their banking institution to cancel the card and file a report with law enforcement – which the victim did on both accounts.   The quicker the better, they say.

Anyone with any information about the identity of this woman is asked to contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office detective’s office at (318) 965-3418 or dispatch anytime at (318) 965-2203.