On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, Officers with the New Iberia Police Department were called to a local financial institute in the 2700 block of Louisiana Highway 14 to investigate an incident involving fraudulent checks.
Upon arriving, the responding officer was informed that an individual had deposited fraudulent checks on two separate occasions totaling approximately $50,000.00.
The responding officer gathered all the necessary information and began investigating.
On Thursday, February 1, 2024, Officers were conducting a follow-up investigation related to the incident.
Officers were able to identify the suspect as 19-year-old Darriyonus Collette of New Iberia. Arrest warrants were obtained for the charges of Bank Fraud and Monetary Instrument Abuse.
Collette was located and arrested without incident.
After gathering more information, Officers obtained and executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1000 block of French Street. During the search, officers located and seized items used to produce fraudulent checks.
Collette was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.
This investigation is ongoing.
Citizens are urged to report suspicious activity. Information about this crime or other crimes can be reported anonymously by calling the New Iberia Police Department at (337) 369-2306 or the Iberia Parish Crimestoppers at (337) 364-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted by downloading the City of New Iberia app on your smart device by clicking the link. City of New Iberia Application