Sheriff Craig Webre reported Christoper Poincot (age 27) of Houma, who was recently arrested for forgery, faces similar charges in Lafourche Parish. According to the Houma Police Department, officers conducted an investigation in reference to forgery on August 12. Officers found that Poincot had used a credit card belonging to a family member without their consent where he made over $5,800 in purchases at a local business. Officers then located and arrested Poincot for three counts of forgery and transported him to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where he was jailed without incident.
A similar investigation had been ongoing in Lafourche Parish since late July when investigators learned Poincot had used a family member’s credit card to make $1,300 in unauthorized purchases, and he forged the family member’s signature on receipts. Detectives obtained warrants for two counts of Forgery and two counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access card (one felony count and one misdemeanor count). The bond amounts on the warrants are set at a total of $16,000. Poincot will be transferred to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking upon his release from the Terrebonne Parish jail.