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Louisiana man defrauds ETX businesses, sells fake newspaper ads

Louisiana man defrauds ETX businesses, sells fake newspaper ads
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:40am

A Minden man is awaiting transfer to a Harrison County jail for allegedly selling bogus newspaper ads in the area.

According to Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, David Dix, 61 went to several businesses in Louisiana and told them he worked for a local newspaper. He then sold ads and told workers they would appear in the June edition of the paper. When the ads did not appear, businesses contacted the paper and discovered they had been duped by Dix.

Some the businesses used check to pay the thief. In turn, he altered the checks by adding his name and cashed them for his own personal use.

Dix was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on two counts of theft and one count of forgery. His bond was set at $75,000.

The accused thief was brought to CCC from Desoto Parish, Louisiana, where he was being held on similar charges. He is awaiting transfer to other jurisdictions including Bossier, Claiborne, Jackson, and Bienville parishes, and Harrison County, Texas.

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