Arrest made in identity theft, forgery

Christopher Chance Smith (RPSO)

BOYCE, La. (RPSO) - RPSO Deputies responded to a report of theft on January 29 on Vanzant Road in Boyce.

According to the victim, as part of an outreach program during the Christmas holidays, they had brought into their home a man identified as Christopher Chance Smith.

Soon after Smith moved in, the victim began receiving fraud alerts indicating fraudulent activity on several of their major credit cards. The victim audited bank statements and confirmed that someone had obtained card information and had used them without their knowledge.

Sufficient probable cause was developed and warrants were obtained for the arrest of Christopher Chance Smith for forgery, unauthorized use of access cards, conspiracy and identity theft.

Smith was located and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he currently remains on a $38,500.00 bond.
Detectives said their investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are possible.

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