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On March 12, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Cynthia Watson, 43, a resident of St. Louis Street in Bogalusa.  Watson is currently in the Washington Parish Jail with her bond set at $5,000.  She is charged with simple robbery, theft and three counts of unauthorized use of a debit card. 

The investigation began on March 4 when a driver with a medical condition stopped at a business on Highway 21 near Bogalusa.  Surveillance video from the business showed Cynthia Watson stop her vehicle, get out and look at the driver who was incapacitated.  Instead of checking on the driver’s welfare, Watson went inside the victim’s vehicle and took items out of her purse, including cash and debit cards.  She then looked inside the trunk of the victim’s vehicle. 

Watson then went to Wal Mart in Covington and made purchases with the stolen debit cards.  She returned to Bogalusa, went to the local Wal Mart, and returned the purchases to obtain a refund. 

The crime was investigated by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detective Demmie Rice who was able to identify Watson and make the arrest. 

Sheriff Randy Seal commented.  “Great job, Detective Rice.  Watson’s selfishness landed her in jail and now she must deal with the judicial system.  It is so gratifying to me as your Sheriff to see positive results from the hard work done by our officers.”


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