Local business loses $70,000 in credit card scheme

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 3:27pm

A Shreveport man is in jail accused of stealing $72.000 in merchandise from a local tire store.

LaDarrius Taylor, 22, purchased tires from Moore's Goodyear 18 times over a two week period from February to March.

Each time his credit card was declined by the store's credit card maching. While at the store, Taylor faked telephone conversations with the credit card company and convinced the sales associate to manually override the sales transaction by entering an authorization code which Taylor knew was fake.

Taylor was arrested Tuesday after he called the store to place another $6,500 tire order. When he attempted to pick up the merchandise Caddo Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force were waiting to take him into custody.

It is believed that Taylor was selling the tires to other businesses and people at a discount.

Taylor also faces charges for depositing a woman's 2012 tax return into his personal account after flining the return for her.

The suspect was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for theft.

Anyone who has purchased tires from Taylor or has information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Evans at 675-2170.



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