[Guest post by DRJ]
A New Orleans-area Sheriff’s department wants to question a man in connection with the theft of 200 cases of chocolate:
“Authorities say [Jason] Dumas ordered 200 cases of chocolate from the company under Celebration Church’s name on Oct. 27, 2009. The candy was delivered to the church in LaPlace where authorities say Dumas and another suspect were waiting to unload the order into two vehicles.
The church’s pastor, David Jochum, said that before the delivery, the candy distributor called the main office to confirm the shipment of the chocolate to one of the church’s deacons — a man named Jason Dumas.
The receptionist told them there was no one by that name at the church, but the company delivered the chocolate anyway, Jochum said Wednesday.
The church received an invoice for $9,020 from World’s Finest Chocolate in February. Jochum said when he received the bill, he immediately thought it was an error, because he knew the church did not order any chocolate, let alone 200 cases.
“We turned it over to our finance department and once they contacted the distributor, they gave us names of the people who ordered it,” said Jochum. “They were not names of anybody connected to our church.”
I’d check out area candy shops and anyone who handed out lots of chocolate last Halloween.