Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces the arrest of Desha Laneece Waller, 25 of Many, for numerous counts of Identity Theft on Aug. 12.
Waller was previously arrested on Aug. 5 for Theft under $1,000 (misdemeanor) and Obstruction of Justice in one case and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals in another case.
On Aug. 8 Waller was also booked for two warrants from Caddo Parish for Felony Theft.
Sabine Parish Sheriff Detective Don Flores seized and obtained a search warrant for Waller’s cellular phone for evidence in the misdemeanor theft case.
Detective Shelly Sepulvado discovered over 40 videos in Waller’s phone of different credit/debit cards (front & back) while she was working the drive-thru at Southern Classic Chicken in Many, Louisiana on the evening of July 2. Waller was employed at Southern Classic from June 24 – July 3.
It appears Waller’s phone was lying on the counter in video record mode, and she would hold the different cards in front of the camera to record all the card information. The videos also displayed Waller’s face in the background.
Detectives said Waller had used one of the victim’s credit card information for purchases, but it is unknown about all the others at this time.
Detectives also learned Waller was recently employed at Burger King in Many as well.
Detectives are still searching through Waller’s phone data and additional charges could be pending.
Waller was already incarcerated at the Sabine Parish Women’s Jail.
Waller was booked for 42-counts of Identity Theft and no bond has been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
Sheriff Mitchell said if you believe your credit/debit or bank card information has been compromised or stolen, please contact that bank or institution and Sabine Parish Sheriff Detective Sepulvado at 318-590-9475.
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