Baton Rouge Man Arrested For Altering Check
(KPEL) — A Baton Rouge man paid to repair the driveway of an elderly couple has been arrested after he not only failed to make the repairs but altered the check and cashed it for an amount greater than it was originally written.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says 33-year-old Tony Cooper II endorsed the back of the check and is seen on surveillance camera cashing it.
Because of the age of the victim, Cooper was charged with exploitation of the infirmed. He was also charged with monetary instrument abuse and theft.
He has been booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on a $7,500 bond.