Duo Wanted for 18 Counts of Theft by Fraud on Behrman Place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 8, 2018

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NEW ORLEANS –The NOPD is searching for Jeffrey Johnston (DOB: 01/24/70) and Leilani Walther (DOB: 01/16/69), who are wanted for 18 counts of theft by fraud.

The above-pictured suspects were observed on surveillance video on May 25, 2018, using false UPC (Universal Product Codes) labels to purchase merchandise at a lesser value at the Walmart in the 4000 block of Behrman Place. The above suspects are believed to have carried UPC labels into the store which were cut from merchandise packages of lesser amounts. They then completed the transactions via the self-check lanes.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Johnston and Walther committed theft by fraud on numerous occasions at the location.

Anyone with any information on the location of the above suspects should contact any Fourth District detective at 504-658-6040 or 504-658-6045. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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