St. Martinville woman arrested on theft by fraud charges

Following an investigation into reports of possible theft by fraud, investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered that the suspect was scheming an unknown victim into giving her money. Her scheme was similar to the MTV show, “Catfish”. The suspect, Terri Lynn Etienne (27) St. Martinville, created fake social media profiles portraying herself as several different people. Once she established a romantic connection with others, she would request money from the victim through fake and fraudulent methods.

On Wednesday afternoon, authorities arrested her on the following charges on four counts of theft by fraud, over $5,000.00. She has been booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the charges where she is being held without bond.

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