BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) – Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has announced the arrest of 26-year-old Jessica Clememts-Batiste in connection with a scheme that garnered more than 300 identities and more than $5 million in fraud.
According to investigators, Clements-Batiste helped her ex-husband, Donald Batiste, in an elaborate scheme that focused on selling bogus credit repair services through Batiste’s Baton Rouge-based company.
Caldwell says that Clements-Batiste helped to issue stolen social security numbers to clients, under the guise that they were credit profile numbers.
The clients used these numbers to illegally acquire bank loans, purchase cars and secure lines of credit.
Caldwell went on to say that most of the stolen social security numbers were active numbers that belonged to children.
Clements-Batiste is the third person arrested in connection with the scheme.
In September, Donald Batiste and Brenda Taylor were both arrested for their alleged involvement.