Rouge Parish deputies have arrested two Louisiana men on complaints
they stole more than $100,000 after claiming they were truckdrivers
whose rigs needed repair.
In the scam,
Jimmie Penn allegedly would take information from parked tractor-trailers
and call the company claiming to be a driver with a breakdown.
Then, Abe Percy Jr. allegedly would cash the Comcheck either at
a truckstop or casino, and the pair would split the profits.
arrested July 18 at a Port Allen, LA, casino while cashing a Comcheck.
He was booked with 25 counts of access device fraud, and is being
held in lieu of $75,000 bail.
arrested Aug. 21 at Baton Rouge General Medical Center after being
stabbed. He was booked with 26 counts of principal to access device
fraud and also is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.