Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two people from St. Landry Parish for allegedly filing false public records on May 20.

Agents cited Rikky Dodge, 25, of Port Barre, for injuring and filing false public records, possession of an outboard motor and vessel with the serial number removed.  Agents also cited Shandolyn Snyder, 47, of Port Barre, for injuring public records.

LDWF agents investigated a homemade vessel application that was submitted by Dodge.  Through the investigation agents discovered that Dodge fraudulently obtained a bill of sale for a vessel and outboard motor with the serial numbers removed.

Dodge then had Snyder notarize an official affidavit without the seller present in an effort to register his homemade vessel with the state.

Injuring and filing public records bring up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine for each offense.  Possession of a vessel and outboard motor with serial numbers removed carry up to a $500 fine for each offense.  Vessels and outboard motors that have had serial numbers altered and removed are considered contraband and shall be forfeited to LDWF.