Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Marthaville man in connection with a bank fraud investigation that began on May 13. Officials with a Natchitoches financial institution contacted the NPSO reporting that a fraudulent check in the amount of $2,854 was passed by Kasey Hailey, 36 of the 700 block of Townsend Ballard Road.
Hailey deposited the money into his personal account but withdrew it shortly thereafter.Detectives contacted L.E.K. Consulting and learned that in the past several months multiple fraudulent checks were made on their business account.
Detectives interviewed Hailey May 16.
He allegedly confessed that he received the fraudulent check through an online website. Shortly after receiving the check, he deposited it into his account and withdrew the money with instructions to send various amounts to different people. Instead he kept all of the money for himself.
Hailey was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with one-count of bank fraud and one-count of Illegal transmission of monetary funds.
Hailey has been released on bond pending his court appearance.
Detective Amber Shirley was assisted by Detectives C. Etheredge and V. Kay of the NPSO High Tech Crime Unit.