2 Thibodaux natives accused of stealing grandmother’s identity, stealing more than $5,000
Two Thibodaux natives are in the custody of authorities after allegedly stealing the identity of their grandmother.
In May 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop C Investigations Division was called by the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Department in reference to identity theft and credit card fraud.
The criminal act victimized one of Assumption Parish’s residence, but took place outside of their jurisdiction.
As the investigation progressed, State Troopers learned that Megan Hebert, 30, and Roger Thibodaux Jr., 31, both of Thibodaux, had stolen the identity of their grandmother and obtained several credit cards in her name.
The two then allegedly opened multiple accounts with online services and made fraudulent purchases of various products and services.
As a result of the investigation, LSP-CID obtained arrest warrants for both individuals in Lafourche Parish on charges of theft over $5,000, identity theft of the infirmed, exploitation of the infirmed and bank fraud.
Hebert turned herself in and was arrested by LSP-CID on Sept. 6, 2019.
She was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on the above-listed charges.
Authorities have been aggressively looking for Thibodaux since the warrants. He was found by the Houma Police Department on Sept. 21 for unrelated drug charges.
While Thibodaux was incarcerated in the Terrebonne Parish Jail, he was also booked on the State Police warrants and is awaiting extradition to Lafourche.
The public plays an integral role in identifying suspects accused of these crimes, and is strongly urged to report criminal or suspicious activity. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting http://la-safe.org/ and clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link.