On December 22, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m. the Natchitoches Police Department received a call of a subject attempting to pass counterfeit ten dollar bills at Murphy USA on Keyser Avenue. Officer Tim Lee located the suspect vehicle and conducted a stop.
Through keen observation and diligent effort the officer’s search of the vehicle yielded sixteen (16) counterfeit $100 bills, along with one (1) $20 dollar bill, and three (3) $10 dollar bills.
Shawn Conlay, 38 and Christine Conlay, 37; both of Coushatta, La. were arrested and charged with 20 counts of monetary instrument abuse and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
During the course of the investigation it was determined that similar cases were reported in neighboring jurisdictions.
This case has been turned over to the Natchitoches Police Department Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.
If you have any other information in reference to this investigation, please contact The Natchitoches Police Department at (318)352-8101. All calls shall remain confidential.