Police net two seafood crooks

Updated: May. 30, 2018 at 11:55 AM CDT
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Mastephon Taylor Source: JPSO
Mastephon Taylor Source: JPSO

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Two suspects accused of purchasing several hundred pounds of seafood with fake credit cards have been arrested, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff.

Public Information Officer Jason Rivarde said that Mastephon Taylor, 20 and Jamal Crawford, 19, were booked on 8 count sof access device fraud, two counts of theft, and two counts of forgery.

Rivarde said the two are believed to be responsible for $3,500 worth of losses to area businesses.

Taylor and Crawford are believed to have used fraudulent credit card numbers to make phone orders to a seafood business.

Rivarde said once the transactions were initially approved, they would pick up the merchandise.

According to Rivarde, several hundred pounds of fresh shrimp, crawfish, catfish, and oysters were obtained from the Metairie business.

Anyone with information regarding these offenses or believes they may have been a victim of this fraudulent conduct is asked to call JPSO Economic Crimes Detective Stephen Bowman at 504-364-5235.

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