Father, daughter accused of depositing same check three times

Father, daughter accused of depositing same check three times
Joseph Phillip Gartman (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)
Joseph Phillip Gartman (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)
Sarah Gartman (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)
Sarah Gartman (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)

JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Two individuals have been arrested for committing bank fraud, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Office.

Sarah Marie Gartman, 18, and her father, Joseph Phillip Gartman, 39, both of Kinder, deposited a $300 check into their account using a cellphone application on April 10, says Ivey. The subjects altered the check and deposited it into a different account at a bank on April 14, then again into another account.

Ivey says Sarah is charged with attempted theft, attempted transmission of monetary funds, attempted bank fraud, illegal transmission of monetary funds, bank fraud, and monetary instrument abuse. Bond has been set at $5,000.

Joseph is charged with theft. Bond has been set at $5,000.

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