Bossier Financial Crimes, Crime Stoppers seeking public's help in locating for gas card theft

Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 1:17pm

The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for assistance in locating a man wanted for making thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases with a gas card that belonged to a former employer.

The task force has secured an arrest warrant for Sherman Dewayne Durden, 34, of Shreveport on a charge of felony theft. An investigation shows Durden made more than $4500 in purchases with his former employer’s gas card in Bossier City after he was terminated from his job this past June.

Investigators say Durden made many of the purchases for other individuals and then profited by having them pay him cash in amounts that were much lower than the purchase price.

The Shreveport-Caddo Financial Crimes Task Force is also investigating Durdenfor making similar purchases with the same gas card in Shreveport.
Anyone who can help detectives locate Durdenis asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100. Callers to Crime Stoppers are reminded they may remain totally anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.

The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is composed of white collar crime investigators with the Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams and Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington formed the task force by combining resources from both agencies to combat crimes such as identity theft, fraud and embezzlement with the city and parish
 

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