Lockport man charged with theft from Water District payment drop box
A Lockport man has been charged with theft after being caught on video stealing from a payment drop box at the office of the Lafourche Parish Water District #1 in Lockport.
Anthony Domangue, 60, was identified by several individuals after surveillance video of the incident was posted on Tuesday.
In May 2018, officials at the Water District received calls from customers who claimed to have made payments which were never received by the water district. In each case, the payment was dropped off in the payment drop box just outside the front door of the water district’s office.
In reviewing surveillance video, officials observed a man, later identified as Domangue, appear to stick his hand and arm in the drop box. The man returned several times in disguise, each time reaching into the box to retrieve envelopes.
After receiving multiple tips identifying Domangue as the suspect, detectives made contact with him at his Lockport residence on Thursday, June 14. During questioning, Domangue admitted to stealing the envelopes. He told detectives he was seeking cash and did not attempt to cash the checks. He was charged with Misdemeanor Theft in the incident.
Sheriff Webre and Lafourche Parish Water District officials again encourage residents to make payments in person whenever possible if payments are to be made at the Water District office.
If necessary to use the outdoor payment drop box after hours or on weekends, residents are encouraged to use a check made payable to Lafourche Parish Water District #1.
Posted on Fri, June 15, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette