A Natchitoches woman has been arrested on Theft and Unauthorized Use of Access Card charges following an investigation by the NPSO High Tech Crime Unit according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Monday, Nov. 27, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a reported theft in the 7000 block of Hwy. 6 near Natchitoches.
Deputies say upon their arrival, while speaking with the complainant they learned that two-hundred dollars in cash had been stolen from her purse and several unauthorized purchases had been charged to her personal debit card.
Deputies completed an offense report and turned the case over to the NPSO High Tech Crime Unit for investigative purposes.
During the investigation, detectives developed a person of interest identified as 34 year-old Tammie Lynn Brian of Natchitoches.
Detectives began reviewing financial documents learning four unauthorized transactions amounting to approximately $255.39 had been made on the complainant’s debit card.
Three other attempted transactions were declined.
Detectives then began to review surveillance video at various business locations where the purchases were made.
As the investigation progressed, detectives positively identified Brian as the person making the unauthorized purchases.
On December 12, detectives interviewed Brian at the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division.
As a result of the interview and other forensic evidence, detectives obtained a criminal arrest warrant for the arrest of Brian signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge.
On February 1, NPSO Warrants Division Deputies arrested Tammie L. Brian, 34, of the 400 block of Eight Mile Loop, Natchitoches, La.
Brian was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 1-count of Theft, 7-counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access Card and 7-counts of Illegal Transmission of Monetary Funds.
Brian remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with bond set by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge at $25,000 dollars.
Involved in the investigation and arrest were: Detectives V. Kay, A. Shirley and C. Etheredge.