Last Modified: Friday, August 17, 2012 11:36 AM
A 19-year-old Sulphur man has been charged with nine counts of exploitation of the infirmed, authorities said.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Cole B. Wagnon, 140 N. Cities Service Highway, Apt. No. 8, was arrested Thursday following a month-long investigation.
“On July 9, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from Elderly Protective Services regarding an elderly woman reporting her debit card had been used without her permission on numerous occasions,” Myers said in a news release on Friday. “Over $900 worth of unauthorized charges had been made at a Sulphur store between January and August.
“Video surveillance from the store captured Wagnon, a family member of the victim, using the debit card to make purchases. When questioned by detectives, Wagnon confirmed he stole the victim’s debit card and used it to make several purchases.”
Judge Clayton Davis set Wagnon’s bond at $18,000.
Detective Michael Primeaux was the lead investigator.