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Woman arrested on three counts of Theft

The following is a Press Release from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office:

Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announces the arrest of V.L. McKnight Robinson, age 41, of Leesville.

The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint on behalf of six individuals who reside in the Leesville area.

In the complaint it was alleged that the three married couples entered into an agreement with MackRo Financial Consultants, Inc. which V.L. McKnight Robinson is the owner and president. Documentation given to the victims identifies a Matteson, Illinois address for MackRo Financial Consultants, Inc.

The victims alleged that in July of 2011 they entered into an agreement with MackRo Financial Consultants, Inc. to build and establish a new housing development which would be represented by the name of Moneta Triste Development LLC.

The victims allege that in total they provided McKnight Robinson with $90,000.00 to establish the venture.  The victims indicated that since the time of the agreement and payment McKnight Robinson failed to comply with the agreement.

The victims indicated that in September 2011 they learned that McKnight Robinson had been arrested by New Llano Police Department in an unrelated matter.  Throughout the venture the involved parties maintained contact with one another and upon learning of the arrest they traveled to the Vernon Parish Jail and awaited the release of McKnight Robinson where they then demanded repayment for their investment.

Documentation provided by the victims established that the victims were returned approximately $ 39000.00 of the initial $ 90000.00 investment with a promise of future payment for the remaining outstanding balance.

No additional payment from McKnight Robinson to the victims had been received at the time that the report was filed with the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.

Through further investigation it was learned that the Matteson, Illinois address listed on the MackRo Financial letter head was in fact a prior address for McKnight Robinson.

Deputies and Detectives made contact with V.L. McKnight Robinson on October 24, 2011 and she was taken into custody and transported to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.

McKnight Robinson was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail on three counts of Theft over $ 1500.00 with a total bond of $ 9000.00.  McKnight Robinson posted bond and was released at the time of this press release.

Sheriff Craft would like to remind anyone contemplating a business venture to obtain and document as much information as possible before extending any payment in the matter.

Preferably payments should always be made in the form of a cashier's check or money order for record keeping purposes and the person or business receiving the payment should not hesitate to issue a receipt or sign pertinent documentation. Keep all corresponding documentation together so that it will be available if needed in the future.

"Attempt to obtain as much information as possible regarding the person or persons that you will be conducting business with.  Educate yourself on all aspects of the business or enterprise prior to making an investment. Anyone involved in a venture that may have a suspicion regarding the credibility of a person or business needs to act upon it immediately.  Legitimate business persons will not delay in providing supporting documentation and encourage that their credibility be verified through alternative means."

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