CPSO arrests two people for fraudulent sales of mobile homes - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPSO arrests two people for fraudulent sales of mobile homes

Amber Thomas: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Amber Thomas: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Donald McDaniel: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Donald McDaniel: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

The following is a press release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

Lake Charles – Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested two people in connection with a string of fraudulent sales of mobile homes that occurred between November 2010 - January 2011.

On January 10, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives received a complaint regarding the fraudulent sale of a mobile home.   When interviewing the victim, she explained to detectives that she had found a mobile home for sale listed in a local paper by A&M Enterprises.  The victim gave Donald L. McDaniel, 48, 3113 North Hwy 171, Moss Bluff, owner of A&M Enterprises, a check of $16,630 for the purchase of the mobile home.  When McDaniel did not deliver the mobile home she purchased, she filed a complaint with CPSO.

A two month investigation revealed McDaniel, along with A&M Enterprises' employee, Amber P. Thomas, 43, 2409 Williams Road, Westlake, were fraudulently selling and collecting money on repossessed mobile homes that did not belong to them.

During the investigation, three additional victims contacted CPSO detectives with the same complaint.  Between the four victims, a total of over $82,000 was reported stolen. 

On February 2, McDaniel was arrested in Conway, South Carolina, on an active warrant from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office regarding the four counts of fraudulent sales, and is awaiting extradition back to Calcasieu Parish.

On February 10, Thomas was arrested in Iowa, LA on an outstanding warrant stemming from the fraudulent sales.  She was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with four counts of theft over $1,500.

Judge Ritchie set Thomas' bond at $200,000.

CPSO Detective Edward Curol is the lead investigator on this case

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another round of showers Monday before another stretch of dry weather later this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another round of showers Monday before another stretch of dry weather later this week

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:25:21 GMT
    Another round of storms MondayAnother round of storms Monday

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon. 

    More >>

    By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Hometown Hero - Edward Wilcox

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-07-23 15:42:03 GMT
    Ed WilcoxEd Wilcox

    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War II and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained.

    More >>

    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War II and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

    UPDATE: Suspects in Broad Street homicide arrested

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:54:38 GMT
    Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

    More >>

    Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly