A Shreveport woman was arrested for defrauding SWEPCO of more than $5,000, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.
Tiffany Bendaw, 32, is accused of making over 40 fraudulent payments to SWEPCO between December 2020 and May 2021. An investigation showed that Bendaw made payments using fictitious bank accounts or accounts she owned that were closed or had insufficient funds. Bendaw’s activity caused a loss to SWEPCO of $5,365.
Bendaw was arrested on December 1 following the investigation by Caddo Sheriff’s Det. Mike King.
She was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for felony theft and was also charged with outstanding arrest warrants for bank fraud and issuing worthless checks in connection with unrelated investigations.