Louisiana police: suspects stole their grandma’s identity

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say two family members stole their grandmother’s identity and charged thousands of dollars to her name.

News outlets report Trooper Jesse LaGrange said 30-year-old Megan Hebert and 31-year-old Roger Thibodaux Jr. are charged with theft over $5,000, identity theft and fraud. They’re also charged with exploitation of the infirm. State code defines the charge as intentional use of a disabled adult or “aged” person’s assets.

Investigators say they were tipped off about the possible fraud in May. Police accuse the two of taking out several credit cards in their grandmother’s name to make online purchases.

Police say Hebert surrendered to authorities Sept. 6 and Houma Police arrested Thibodaux Friday on unrelated charges. They’re being held in jail.

It’s unclear whether the two have attorneys who can comment.

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