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On March 14, 2023, Detectives with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of an unknown suspect obtaining the victim's credit card information and making multiple purchases at local stores.  During the investigation and utilizing store video surveillance cameras, Detectives were able to identify suspect (Rickey Joseph B/M DOB 06/01/1970 of Mamou) as the one making those purchases in Evangeline Parish and St. Landry Parish.  The total amounts of the purchases were for approximately $509.60.  A warrant was later issued for the arrest of Rickey Joseph and he was later booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail for misdemeanor theft and monetary instrument abuse.  His bond was set at $52,500.00. 


As always, Sheriff Charles R. Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on criminal activity and urges the public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at  Any person/s reporting information will remain anonymous. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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