Caddo Parish, LA (KMSS) — A Caddo Parish man is wanted by authorities for defrauding banks, posing as a religious leader.
Anthony Scott Guidry, 35, has a history of committing financial crimes and white-collar schemes.
In February, Guidry was arrested for bank fraud and theft but was bonded out. Detectives say Guidry has failed to appear in court and is still committing felony crimes while out of jail. His current location is unknown.
According to the Caddo Sheriff's Office, since Guidry's release, a new warrant has been issued for his arrest on identity theft and bank fraud. Bond on the new charges has been set at $125,000.
Guidry is accused of using a man’s ID to get loans from a bank to purchase video and sound equipment for Anthony Scott Guidry Ministries. After getting the loan, he returned the equipment for $25,000. This occurred between December 2012 and January 2013.
Guidry also has four additional bench warrants for failing to appear in court on the following charges:
1) Theft ($40,000 bond on the bench warrant) – In March 2009, Guidry bought $1,000 in equipment from a local music company then stopped payment on his check and pawned the equipment for cash.
2) Bank Fraud ($100,000 bond on the bench warrant) – In May 2012, Guidry fraudulently obtained a credit card machine then overrode the security features on the machine to force charges of $19,000, which he funneled to prepaid credit cards that he used for his own purposes.
3) Theft ($20,000 bond on the bench warrant) – In September 2009, Guidry stole $4,500 cash from an elderly client while working at a residential health care facility.
4) Bank Fraud ($40,000 bond on the bench warrant) – In February 2013, Guidry used a check kiting scheme to cash checks totaling just under $4,000.
Guidry is described as a black male, 5’7”, and 180 lbs. He is bald with a dark complexion and is neat in appearance.
Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to contact Det. Herring at 681-0770 or 675-2170, or call Crime Stoppers at 673-7373.