Caddo Parish manager allegedly steals more than $150,000 in wire fraud scheme

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 10:00am

Caddo Sheriff's deputies busted a Thifty Liquor employee Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $150,000 in a wire fraud scheme.

James Barrett, 59, of Bossier City, who is a manager at Thrifty Liquor, allegedly used the Western Union wire service to pay personal bills without paying for the servies, according to the Caddo Sheriff's Office.

Barret is accused of wiring $150,520.29 to pay his credit cards, auto loans and mortgage, as well as sending money to prepaid credit cards and later transferring to credit cards to make purchases. Officials say Barrett never paid for the funds, which were later drawn from the store's bank account.

Barrett is currently in the Caddo Correctional Center for theft.


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