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SECOND SUSPECT WANTED IN SILVER SCAM ARRESTED IN TEXAS

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 A man wanted by the Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force in connection with the sale of hundreds of bogus silver bars to a local business three months ago has been arrested in Texas.

            Rodney L. Kennedy, 40, of Livingston, Texas was arrested by authorities in Conroe, Texas at approximately 2 a.m. today following a traffic stop. Kennedy is wanted in Bossier City on a warrant charging him with felony theft by forgery. He’s accused of being an accomplice in an incident on June 21, 2013 in which Monique Marie Reyna, 25, of Corpus Christi sold more than 500 bogus one ounce silver bars to a local business for nearly $6500. Reyna was arrested on a warrant earlier this month by police in Aransas Pass, Texas and is currently in the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility on charges of felony theft by fraud, forgery and identity theft.       Kennedy is currently being held in a Texas federal correctional facility on a federal probation violation.

            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.

 

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