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July 17, 2023

Amite Resident Accused of Taking Over $11,000 from Elderly Couple

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in locating 46 year-old Sharon Muse-Pitts Jones of Amite. 

Chief Jimmy Travis says Jones is wanted for multiple financial crimes. According to investigators, Jones was a paid caretaker of an elderly couple in Ponchatoula and was contracted to provide the couple assistance with household chores and shopping needs. She was provided a debit card with instructions to purchase only the necessary items contained on the couple's shopping list. Upon examining the couple's bank statements, it was discovered Jones completed a series of unauthorized purchases and ATM withdrawals totaling over $11,000 between February 10, 2023 and April 5, 2023. 

An arrest warrant for Jones has been issued for Access Device Fraud and Identity Theft. Jones also has a Failure to Appear warrant from previous charges of Issuing Worthless Checks. 

Chief Travis asks anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jones, to call Detective Joe Bourn at 985-902-2072, OR if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip! You may be eligible for a cash reward.

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