ARREST WARRANTS ISSUED FOR SUSPECT IN RECENT SILVER SCAM
The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force has secured criminal arrest warrants for a woman accused of selling bogus silver bars to a local business.
Monique Marie Reyna, of Corpus Christi, Texas faces charges of felony theft by fraud and forgery for selling more than 500 bogus one ounce silver bars last month to a local business for nearly $6500. Detectives were able to identify Reyna from evidence they obtained in the course of their investigation and are in contact with Texas authorities in an effort to locate her.
The task force is continuing to locate the suspect in a similar case, this one involving the sale of counterfeit gold bars. That incident occurred earlier this month when a male subject sold three bogus 12 ounce gold bars to a Bossier City business for $4000. That suspect was caught on a security camera at the victim’s business.
Anyone who can help police locate either suspect is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100. Callers to Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.
The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is composed of white collar crime investigators with the Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams and Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington formed the task force by combining resources from both agencies to combat crimes such as identity theft, fraud and embezzlement with the city and parish.