HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Terrebonne Parish deputies arrest a California couple in connection with a large credit card scam.
Deputies say the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office gave them a tip that Donte Glenn, 20, and Latia Webster, 21, were found in possession of multiple stolen credit cards, some linked to victims in Terrebonne Parish.
St. Charles Parish deputies, who stopped the couple in a routine traffic stop, booked the two with possession of stolen items.
As the investigation widened, Terreboone Parish deputies served a search warrant on a hotel room in Houma rented by the couple. Deputies say inside they discovered a gallon-size bag containing marijuana, credit card generating equipment and computer equipment to make fraudulent credit cards.
The investigation revealed that the couple traveled from California to the New Orleans airport on March 22. Deputies say once in Houma, they began using fraudulent credit cards that contained account numbers that had been stolen from victims from around the country. They used the cards at various locations to buy gift cards and other merchandise. Deputies say the credit cards that the couple used displayed their own names, and so when cashiers asked for identification, they were able to provide IDs matching the credit cards.
The couple left Houma and traveled to St. Charles on March 23 and were apprehended during a traffic stop.
The couple was released from St. Charles Parish custody Tuesday and transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, where they were each booked with 17 counts of anti-skimming act, 17 counts of monetary instrument abuse, unauthorized use of an access card and possession with intent to distribute a CDS I.
They each have a bond of $905,000.