Scott Police Looking For Alleged Scammers
Two people accused of scamming people across Lafayette Parish have now been identified. But they still need to be caught.
Scott Police Chief Chad Leger says 24-year-old Stephanie Sylvester and 35-year-old Travis Calais, both of Breaux Bridge, allegedly created a fraudulent company on Instagram and have been soliciting victims to send them money through Western Union. They’ve been able to take money from victims in multiple ways:
- by promising to send victims products they paid for, then ending contact with them once they took their money
- by telling fake stories to people in parking lots such as not having enough money for food or a flat tire, then continuing to beg for more to cover other costs
If you have any more information, call Scott Police at (337) 889-5105 or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.