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Churchgoer's wallet stolen; almost $567 charged to cards

ARRESTED: Dennis L. Quinn Jr., 34, of Natchitoches, one count of vehicle burglary and five counts each of illegal transmission of monetary funds and unauthorized use of an access card. (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office) ARRESTED: Dennis L. Quinn Jr., 34, of Natchitoches, one count of vehicle burglary and five counts each of illegal transmission of monetary funds and unauthorized use of an access card. (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A Natchitoches man is accused of stealing a woman's wallet while she was attending a Provencal church then charging almost $567 to her credit cards.

Dennis L. Quinn Jr., 34, of the 1600 block of West Court Drive, is being held in Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on one count of vehicle burglary and five counts each of illegal transmission of monetary funds and unauthorized use of an access card. His bonds total $35,000.

The burglary in the 100 block of Maple Street was reported about 11 a.m. March 5.

A woman told Natchitoches sheriff's deputies that she and a friend were attending church services when someone took her wallet and iPhone 6 from her friend’s 2014 Toyota RAV in the church parking lot.

Surveillance video from undisclosed locations helped authorities identify a potential suspect vehicle and person of interest.

Over the course of the next two weeks, detectives learned that someone in the Natchitoches area made six unauthorized purchases on the woman's credit cards, the sheriff's office reported.

On April 7, an off-duty patrol deputy recognized a vehicle matching the description authorities had, got its license plate number and contacted detectives.

Detectives arrested Quinn and searched his home that afternoon.

While being interviewed, detectives said, he allegedly confessed to the vehicle burglary.

The investigation is ongoing; and other arrests are possible, detectives said.

Quinn previously had been arrested nine times in Vernon and Beauregard parishes, the Natchitoches sheriff's office reported.

"This just goes to show you that no matter where you park your vehicle, as in this case at religious services, always remember to secure your vehicle and place important items such as purses, wallets, cell phones, etc., in a locked glove box or the trunk,” Natchitoches Sheriff Victor Jones said in a statement about Quinn's arrest. 

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