Terrytown man booked with cashing fake checks

Terrytown man booked with cashing fake checks

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Plaquemines Parish deputies say Jeremy Jaye Cone wrote more than $4,000 worth of fraudulent checks.

The 28-year-old Terrytown man was arrested on February 18. Cone is accused of victimizing four Plaquemines Parish businesses in Buras, Port Sulphur and Belle Chasse.

Deputies say when Cone was arrested he was on active probation for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections until November 25, 2017 for two counts of possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance. He was convicted of the crime in November 2014.

Plaquemines Parish Detective Kelli Sylve determined Cone wrote fraudulent checks six times between January 23 - 26 for a total of $4,300.

On February 18, employees at a store in Belle Chasse called police after they say he tried to cash a counterfeit check. Deputies found Cone in the business parking lot and he tried to make a run for it. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Deputies say they recovered the fake check he was attempting to cash.

Cone was booked on seven counts of monetary instrument abuse, six counts of theft over $750, resisting an officer, fugitive warrants for the Gretna Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and well as a hold for Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Cone is being held in lieu of a $22,500 bond and a probation detainer. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office asks if anyone else believes they were victimized by Cone to call deputies at (504) 564-2525.

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