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Troopers seek help in locating 4 wanted for fraud

Tommie Ledon Jenkins
Tommie Ledon Jenkins

HOUMA, La. – Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit – Houma Field Office are asking for the help from the public in locating four subjects wanted for felony fraud in two separate cases. Two arrests have been made in one case, but investigators are still attempting to locate four Terrebonne Parish residents wanted in connection with these crimes.

Bonnie Brien
Bonnie Brien

In May of 2018, 53-year-old Bonnie Brien of Gray, 32-year-old Ashley Burnett of Houma, and 51-year-old Fredericka Burnett of Houma, conspired and participated in an alleged staged U-Haul vehicle crash in Terrebonne Parish. The conspirators who participated in the staged crash attempted to deprive Republic Western Insurance Company in the total amount of $10,349.75. Also involved in the fraud was 34-year-old Heather Thibodaux and 42-year-old Germaine Johnson.

Fredericka Burnett
Fredericka Burnett

On February 7, 2019, troopers located and arrested Thibodaux and Johnson at their residence in Houma. They were each booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Center for violation of Automobile Insurance Fraud and Injuring Public Records.

Ashley and Fredericka Burnett and Bonnie Brien remain at large. They each have active warrants for automobile insurance fraud and injuring public records.

Ashley Burnett
Ashley Burnett

In the second case, detectives are looking for 39-year-old Tommie Ledon Jenkins of Houma. Jenkins was unlicensed to work as a contractor and in December of 2017, he failed to complete a residential construction contract in Bayou Vista after $60,000.00 was paid to him. LSP Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Jenkins in St. Mary Parish on charges of residential contractor fraud, engaging in the business of contracting without a license, and felony theft.

Anyone having information concerning these wanted subjects, persons staging vehicle crashes, or committing other forms of insurance fraud should contact the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit at 985-876-8834 or insurance.fraud.unit@dps.la.gov.

More information can be found at http://lsp.org/ifu.html.

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