West Virginia Man Arrested by Louisana Detectives in Fraud Case

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LOUISIANA (WOWK) – Louisiana detectives have arrested a West Virginia man for an online sales scam involving high-end car parts.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the STPSO Financial Crimes Unit began investigating the scam in September after a St. Tammany Parish resident reported being a victim.

Detectives determined the car parts were being posted on Craigslist in multiple cities, but the scam was originating from a computer located in West Virginia.

Detectives ultimately traced the fraudulent sales back to James Sisk, 38, of Beckley, WV.

Sisk has a history of arrests in West Virginia for similar thefts and fraudulent online postings.

Sisk was arrested on a warrant from St. Tammany Parish and was extradited to Louisiana last week, where he confessed to selling car parts to multiple individuals across the country, but failing to deliver them.

James Sisk was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on Feb. 22 on computer fraud and illegal transmission of monetary funds.

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