On April 24, 2020, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Christopher A. Leblanc, 31, of Lake Charles, writing checks out of a closed account.
The investigation revealed that Leblanc had written several checks totaling approximately $144,000 out of a closed account. The checks were used to purchase a four wheeler with accessories along with three vehicles from local dealerships in the Lake Charles area.
Detectives learned Leblanc was possibly in the Opelousas, LA, area driving one of the vehicles he had purchased. The Opelousas Police Department were contacted. They located Leblanc and recovered the vehicle.
When detectives spoke with Leblanc, who was being held in the St. Landry Parish Jail, he confirmed he wrote all the checks and stated to detectives he knew some of the checks written were out of a closed account.
On April 30, 2020, he was transferred to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of worthless checks $5,000 to $25,000; and 2 counts of worthless checks over $25,000.
Bond was set at $125,000.
The four wheeler along with the three vehicles have been recovered.