PIERRE PART, La (BRPROUD) — Two individuals were arrested on Sunday after attempting to cash fraudulent checks at a local bank.
According to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, Carlin Peter Gaudet, 41, opened an account at a local financial institution and deposited a check made out to him on July 26 for $3850.44. Gaudet then obtained a debit card and transferred $3,350 to a cash app account.
Two days later, Gaudet went back to the financial institution, with an individual identified as 33-year-old Emily Georgia Zeringue. Gaudet presented a check made payable to Zeringue. The checks appeared to be from a substance abuse treatment facility in California.
When the bank contacted the treatment facility, the company verified that the checks were fraudulent.
Authorities arrested both Gaudet and Zeringue on Sunday morning at a Belle River home.
Gaudet and Zeringue was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center pending a bond hearing. Gaudet was booked on one count of bank fraud. Zeringue was booked on one count of attempted bank fraud.