BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — A woman has been charged after depositing counterfeit money orders and forged checks into her checking account at a local credit union.

According to the arrest documents, a local credit union fraud investigator alerted the bank about alleged fraud activity on the account that 58-year-old Olivia St. Cyr opened back in Nov. 2021.

Investigators said on the same day Olivia received her bank card for the account, it was used by Jalil Finch, conducting fraudulent money gram transactions over $800 that was made payable to Olivia. After the deposit was made, $230 was withdrawn from the account.

On Dec. 8, a forged check from an account of a Baton Rouge resident banking with Hancock Whitney for $3000 was deposited in the account.

The credit union contacted the bank and the account owner regarding the deposit. The account owner stated that check was originally deposited into the postal office blue drop box to pay a pest control company $330 on Nov. 20.

The account holder noticed that her original writing was removed from the check.

St. Cyr was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with one count of bank fraud.