News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Toby Aguillard, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: P.O. Karl Ratcliff
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 8/2/2016 3:00 PM
Suspect Arrested in Business Scam

Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested Felicia Young (49) of Lafayette for Theft over $25,000.00.  According to investigators, Young is alleged to have solicited investors for startup money in the thousands of dollars.  She informed the victims that Federal Grant money would be received in conjunction with the startup money.  The money was never used for the purpose of opening a business by Young. 

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have given Young money for the purpose of starting a business to contact the Lafayette Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  The investigation remains ongoing.


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