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Man accused of unauthorized credit card usage and forging checks belonging to local judge

Justin Gray (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Justin Gray (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A Lake Charles man is accused of unauthorized credit card transactions and forging checks that belong to a local judge, authorities said.

According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman  Kim Myers, Judge Patricia Minaldi filed a complaint on March 14, regarding Justin W. Gray, 28, a former acquaintance. The investigation revealed between March 10, 2016 and January 8, 2017, Gray forged checks and made charges on three credit cards in excess of $64,000.

On April 13, a warrant was issued for Gray and he turned himself into the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Myers said. He was arrested and charged with three counts of unauthorized use of a credit card and 41 counts of forgery. Gray’s $56,000 bond was set by Judge Michael Canaday.

Det. John Melton was the lead investigator in this case.

KPLC's Theresa Schmidt sat down with Minadli last Friday for an in-depth interview about her absence from the bench. Fore more, click HERE and HERE.

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