Webster Parish Sheriff's detectives Tommy Kemp, Jr. and Scott Tucker have arrested 50-year-old Pamela Virginia Greene and her 22-year-old son, Allen Todd Nation, Jr., both of Minden, on two counts of access device fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud each.
Sheriff Gary Sexton said the charges stemmed from an investigation into the theft of income tax refunds totaling more than $6,000 due Allen Todd Nation, Sr.
"Greene had instructed her son to go to a tax service in Bossier City and pick up the income tax checks belonging to her ex-husband, who has been divorced from Greene for several years," Sexton said. "The son picked up the checks, deposited them into his bank account in Minden and gave Greene money from the checks."
Tucker said the fraud was made easier because the son and father had the same name.
"The dad reported that his income tax checks were missing when he went to pick them up," Tucker said. "Someone had already picked them up and signed for them."
Tucker said Bossier Police were notified and had already begun an investigation.
"It led them to the ex-wife and son over here," he said. "Turns out, they had already spent all the money. She tried to tell us her ex-husband told her to go get it, but even if he did – which he didn't – he didn't tell her to spend it."
Tucker said the son claimed his mother told him to do it; however, the father stated he never instructed Greene or his son to pick up his tax refund checks.
Greene and Nation are currently incarcerated with bonds totaling $20,000 each.