Law enforcement asking for public's help in identifying suspect

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Major Kevin Hanna is asking for the public's help identifying a female who fraudulently withdrew money from an elderly female's bank account in Prairieville.

The elderly victim's wallet was stolen from a shopping cart at Wal-mart in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in April.

A female has been captured on surveillance video at Regions Bank in Prairieville using the victim's identification and fraudulently withdrawing nearly $6,000 from the elderly female's savings account. Minutes later the female went back into the bank and fraudulently withdrew another $1,400 from the same account.

Anyone with information or the whereabouts of this woman is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).