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TOTALLY HITS RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On July 16 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding several pieces of jewelry, valued at over $3,500, stolen from a safe inside the home of a 79 year old woman. During the investigation, detectives learned between June 2013—July 16, 2014, Michelle A. Fontenot, 42, 415 S. Storer Avenue, Iowa, was hired to provide sitting services for the elderly victim. When questioned by detectives, Fontenot confirmed she knew the combination to the safe and stole the jewelry while sitting with the elderly woman at her home.

Fontenot also confirmed she gave the stolen items to Kane A. Fontenot, 19, also of 415 S. Storer Avenue, Iowa, who then sold them to a local pawn shop for cash.

Both were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft of assets of an aged person over $1,500. Kane Fontenot is also charged with illegal possession of stolen things over $500.

Judge Sharon Wilson set their bonds at $10,000 each.

Some of the stolen jewelry has been recovered by detectives and returned to the victim.

CPSO Detective John Melton is the lead investigator on this case.

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