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Sildell PD: Man defrauded church members in investment scheme

Jefferson Lawrence Jr. 33, (Source: SPD) Jefferson Lawrence Jr. 33, (Source: SPD)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

Slidell Police are looking for a man they say defrauded several church parishioners out of money.

Jefferson Lawrence Jr. 33, faces is wanted for felony theft by fraud, illegal transmission of monetary funds and computer fraud. 

According to the victims, Lawrence convinced them to invest in a company, saying that they would receive a 32 percent return rate on money after a certain period. Police say the company didn’t exist and the money was being transferred into Lawrence’s personal bank account. 

If you know the whereabouts of Jefferson Lawrence Jr. or have been a victim of this alleged scheme, you are asked to contact Sergeant Irwin at (985) 607-5205 or by email at lirwin@slidellpd.com.

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