Authorities seek woman in Prairieville bank fraud case

Photo provided by Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office -- Help is sought in identifying this woman accused of  fraudulently withdrawing a large sum of money from an elderly woman's bank account in Prairieville.
Photo provided by Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office -- Help is sought in identifying this woman accused of fraudulently withdrawing a large sum of money from an elderly woman's bank account in Prairieville.

Ascension Parish authorities searched on Tuesday for a woman accused of illegally withdrawing money from a woman’s bank account.

The fugitive has been seen on surveillance video at Regions Bank in Prairieville using the victim’s identification while withdrawing approximately $7,400 from the bank account, according to a news release from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The victim’s wallet was stolen in April from a shopping cart in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the woman wanted in the alleged bank fraud is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867 or the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-4636. Tips also can be texted anonymously to 847411.