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Forgery - 12 Counts / Felony Theft - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

DATE:             TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      FORGERY – 12 COUNTS / FELONY THEFT – MICHAEL WELCH

 

PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Michael Welch, 50, of 2059 Levee Highway, Pierre Part, LA, on Sunday, accused of forgery and theft.

On or about March 2, 2018, sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint in the Pierre Part area.  The complainant indicated that Michael Welch had been staying at his home for a brief period of time and when the suspect left, he stole a number of checks from the victim and cashed them.

Detectives were able to identify Welch as the suspect and did confirm the allegations.

Welch was arrested by Morgan City Police on Sunday.  He was transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of:

            *Forgery (12 counts)

            *Felony Theft

Welch remains jailed awaiting a bond hearing.

 

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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