Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents cited four Louisiana men on Feb. 12 for alleged fraudulent homemade boat registration applications.
In two separate cases agents cited Brodie Wilson, 25, of Broussard, Dennis Anderson, 49, of Youngsville, Charles Jackson, 47, of Lafayette, and Richard Messa, 49, of Broussard, for injuring public records. Agents also cited Wilson, Anderson and Jackson for filing false public records.
During the required LDWF Agent homemade boat inspections, agents found that the two aluminum vessels that Wilson and Jackson were trying to register contained fraudulent registration documents.
Agents learned that Messa altered documents after selling his vessel to Jackson to illegally help Jackson get the vessel registered. Agents also found that Anderson and Wilson worked together to create a fraudulent notarized bill of sale with false material receipts to attempt to get the vessel registered.
Injuring public records and filing false public records are felonies and both bring up to five years in jail with or without hard labor and up to a $5,000 fine for each offense.
Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Ryan Faul, Sgt. Mitch Darby, Senior Agent David Boudreaux and Senior Agent Allan Marbury.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.