Two women posing as church members sought for child cancer scheme

Two women posing as church members sought for child cancer scheme
Source: TPSO
Source: TPSO
Source: TPSO

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in finding two women who went door-to-door in several neighborhoods soliciting funds for a child cancer scheme.

According to the report, two women claimed to represent Trinity Baptist Church of Pumpkin Center and went door-to-door in several neighborhoods asking for monetary donations for a child in need with cancer.

The women have been reported in neighborhoods around Pumpkin Center, Ponchatoula, Bone Aire Subdivision, and Happywoods Road.

Many families generously gave to support the sick child, according to Sheriff Daniel Edwards.

Edwards said it has been confirmed that the women are not affiliated with the church and are "two predators committing criminal acts against residents."

According to Edwards, one of the victims had a security system installed that captured the women's act on video.

TPSO is searching for the women on charges of relative theft by fraud.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office Financial Crimes Unit lead by Detective Travis Pitman will be conducting a supplemental investigation and is currently seeking your help in identifying the females who are believed to be from Livingston Parish.

If you recognize either one of them please call Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Pittman directly at his desk at (985) 902-2031.

If anyone else has fallen victim to these women, or others like them, please contact Detective Pittman.

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