2 women accused of defrauding veterans of more than $1 million
Authorities now looking for a third suspect
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force investigators have made two arrests in connection with the theft of more than $1 million from those who served in the nation’s armed forces, primarily senior citizens.
And now they are looking for a third suspect. They say warrants were issued Monday, Nov. 28 for the arrest of 22-year-old Eric Loud on 58 counts of identity theft.
Investigators began their probe in September 2022 and learned that ZarRajah Za’keyla Watkins allegedly had used her job at Teleperformance to gain access to USAA bank account information. Watkins reportedly sold account information to Destane Lashay Glass and others. They then used the information to defraud account holders. Glass allegedly used the money to buy a home, expensive cars and other lavish items.
Watkins was taken into custody Nov. 17 and later was charged with 175 counts of identity theft. She was booked into Caddo Correctional Center with no set bond.
Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, investigators took Glass into custody. She was charged with 65 counts of identity theft and was also booked into Caddo Correctional Center following interviews with investigators.
The investigation is ongoing. Authorities have said that more arrests are expected.
Authorities urge anyone with any information about Loud to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300 and select option 3.
Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling (318) at 673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.
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