NEW ORLEANS -- A former Jefferson Parish deputy was indicted on federal bank fraud charges Monday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Mark Hebert, 48, was indicted on 48 counts of bank fraud, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, for allegedly stealing a debit card during an accident he responded to in 2007 when he was a deputy.
According to the indictment, for nearly four months in 2007, Hebert allegedly "used that debit card to make unauthorized purchases of merchandise and to withdraw funds from" the victim's account, and the then-deputy continued to withdraw from the account after the card had been cancelled by using forged checks. He also allegedly obtained a replacement debit card and continued to take money from the account.
In addition to the 48 counts of bank fraud, Hebert was also indicted on four counts of computer fraud, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts aggravated identity fraud, said federal prosecutors.