Owner of cheerleading business arrested for pocketing money
Bossier City police have arrested the owner of a cheerleading instructional business on felony theft charges after she accepted thousands of dollars from parents for the purchase of uniforms and equipment only to keep the money for herself.
Felicia Blakey Porter, 31, of Bossier City, owner of Super Stars Cheerleading, Dance and Tumbling, was booked into the Bossier City Jail Tuesday by detectives with the White Collar Crimes Unit following a month long investigation. Last month Bossier City police began receiving what amounted to dozens of complaints from parents whose children were taking classes from Super Stars about paying money to Porter for uniforms and equipment, including pom-poms and duffle bags, but never receiving the merchandise. Some of the payments were made several months ago. An investigation determined Porter took the money from the parents and used it for her personal expenses.
Porter currently faces four counts of felony theft involving approximately $3400. Bossier City police are continuing the investigation and are asking parents who have had similar dealings with Porter and her business to contact the White Collar Crimes Unit at (318) 741-8669.
From Bossier City Police Department