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HOUMA -- The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Houma incident where a man used a wooden stick with duct tape on the end of it to steal money from a finance company's night deposit box.

The sheriff's office said Son Cong Trinh, 39, of Houma, was arrested Friday on two counts of simple burglary after connecting him with the case via surveillance video.

On June 30, deputies said they investigated burglary at First Heritage Credit in Houma of its night deposit box, which held several payments made with checks, cash and money orders.

Trinh used a wooden stick with duct tape on the end of it, stuck it into the deposit box and stole several payments, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies said it wasn't clear how much money was stolen.

Trinh remains in jail on bond hearing after being arrested and sent to Terrebonne Parish Detention Center, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office encourages any customers of First Heritage Credit who made payments at the end of May to the end of June to contact the company to see if their payment was stolen.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation should call Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.

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