Anybody who is arrested and charged with criminal offenses in Louisiana will face the full wrath of the law. The most appropriate step to take under such circumstances might be to explore criminal defense options. A father and his son from another state were arrested in the early morning hours of a recent Thursday after a traffic stop allegedly revealed evidence of gas pump fraud.
The two men, a 54-year-old father and his 28-year-old son, stand accused of being instrumental in a fraud scheme that involved about $2 million. Reportedly, Louisiana deputies sought the assistance of the U.S. Secret Service in this multi-state investigation. Both men are facing charges of monetary instrument abuse along with access device fraud.
Louisiana deputies claim to have recovered computers and multiple credit cards and reading devices. These were allegedly used for credit card fraud and identity theft. A U.S. Secret Service agent said five skimmers -- each able to hold the numbers of 800 to 1,000 credit cards -- were recovered. The agent further alleges they recovered skimmers linked to these two men from gas stations across the state.
Individuals who are facing criminal charges will remain innocent in the eyes of the law until -- and if -- the prosecution can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Having an experienced attorney in their corner may be precisely what this father and son need to provide the best possible criminal defense. Based on the details of the charges and the manners in which evidence was obtained, an experienced criminal defense attorney can aim to achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
Source: theadvertiser.com, "Largest case of gas pump fraud in Louisiana history uncovered in Iberville Parish", Nick Gremillion, Feb. 13, 2017