Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested a Rayne man for alleged fraudulent shrimp sales in on Oct. 14.
Agents arrested Shannon J. Roche, 37, for four counts of theft by fraudulent shrimp sales and for failing to maintain records in Acadia and Jefferson Davis parishes.
Agents received complaints from three victims in Jefferson Davis Parish and one victim in Acadia Parish. Agents investigated each complaint and determined that Roche sold shrimp to these consumers whom did not receive the correct amount of shrimp. LDWF agents booked Roche into the Acadia Parish Jail.
Fraudulent shrimp sales brings a up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail for each count. Failing to maintain records brings up to a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each count.
Agents arrested Roche on similar charges on Feb. 26 earlier this year in Lafayette Parish.
Sgt. Justin Sonnier and Senior Agent Donald Murray are investigating this case.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.