Officers recently responded to Champagne's Grocery in reference to a person trying to cash a computer generated check. The cashier noticed discrepancies on the check so she photocopied the check and the persons drivers license then told him that she couldn't cash the check. The check was made out to Dustin Chapman from Hercules Life Boats in the amount of $989.53. Further investigation revealed that Chapman had cashed a check 3 days prior at the same business. On August 23, 2012 another check was also made out to Dustin Chapman in the amount of $989.53. This check was from Iberia Bank Overdraft Settlement drawn off Huntington National Bank. The business owners and officers learned that all checks had the same routing and bank account numbers on the bottom but different business titles on the upper portion. Warrants were then issued for the arrest of Dustin Chapman and he was taken into custody and booked on a host of charges.
Dustin Chapman(age 23) 140 Norma Street Eunice, La
Monetary Instrument Abuse (3 counts)
Attempted Felony Theft (2 counts)
Felony Theft (1 count)
Dustin Chapman is still under investigation for other computer generated checks that he has cashed at other businesses in the Eunice area. On Friday September 7, 2012 Dustin Chapman was turned over to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office for offenses in their jurisdiction.