UPDATE: The female suspect wanted for issuing worthless checks at various grocery stores in the area turned herself in to the Bossier City Police Department early Sunday morning. Laquesha Burks, 30, of the 4800 block of Shed Road, is charged with three counts of monetary instrument abuse and faces further charges from other agencies after she admitted to Bossier detectives that she passed the counterfeit checks. Her accomplice, Joseph K. McDonald, 31, of Minden, is now being sought, and a warrant for his arrest in pending.
The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is asking the public’s help in identifying two people involved in fraudulent check cashing.
Surveillance video shows a black man and black woman using worthless checks at local grocery stores in Bossier City, Benton, Bossier City, as well as Caddo, Claiborne and Desoto Parishes from Oct. 20-23. The two suspects have primarily purchased beer and cigarettes and other items with the fraudulent checks, totaling nearly $2,000. Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives believe they are driving a red Chevrolet HHR or Chrysler PT Cruiser-type vehicle.
Anyone with information about the identity of these suspects is encouraged to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100. They can also submit a tip via the Bossier Crime Stoppers website www.bossiercrimestoppers.org. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous.
The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is composed of white-collar crime investigators with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and Bossier City Police Department.