On October 31, 2013, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from the owner of a local business regarding an employee stealing from the company.
The owner advised, after researching discrepancies in the company’s bank account, it was discovered between November 2010 and September 2013, Kristin D. Brady, 46, 4326 Ihles Road, Lake Charles, who worked as a bookkeeper for the company, forged the owner’s signature to cash over $250,000 worth of checks at a local bank.
During the investigation, CPSO detectives reviewed surveillance video from the local bank which captured Brady cashing the forged checks.
After further investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Brady, and on November 6, Brady was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 294 counts of forgery; and 1 count of theft over $1,500.
Judge David Ritchie set her bond at $100,000.
CPSO Detective John Melton is the lead investigator in this case.