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6/24/2010

Chocolate Bandit Uses Church to Pull Heist

Filed under: Crime — DRJ @ 8:38 pm



[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.

— DRJ

13 Responses to “Chocolate Bandit Uses Church to Pull Heist”

  1. That’s Dumas with a silent “b” in the middle and missing its final “s”. Kinda like Rick Astley with a silent “P”.

    Gazzer (d79016)

  2. Isn’t that the chocolate those kids from the interesting institutions sell outside of grocery stores?

    Vivian Louise (643333)

  3. Hey didn’t some dumBasS call NOLA the chocolate city? The cops are best cops chocolate can buy. And I do mean Brown Sugar chocolate. I married brown sugar myself.

    fgmorley (10aa8c)

  4. the church officially stated that they don’t mind so much if he is a theif so long as he is not a fudge packer.

    (sorry, couldn’t resist)

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  5. If the candy company was told that there was no one by that name at the church and delivered anyway wouldn’t that be on the candy company? Somebody should have sensed something was wrong.

    PatriotRider (8d9a6f)

  6. Now that’s how to Trick or Treat.

    jakee308 (9471e1)

  7. Btw, this is off topic, but this is pretty stunning.

    The EPA has decided that milk is oil. And therefore diary farms must take steps to avoid… spilled milk. http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/06/milk-is-oil.html

    Seriously, what is with it with this administration and ludicrous overreach. And it wouldn’t be half as scary if this government was also really competant.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  8. Really. We shouldn’t cry over splilled milk. Or haven’t they heard?

    PatriotRider (8d9a6f)

  9. Anyone call Steven Seagal, Lawman?

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  10. They are going to take their kids and go door to door selling chocolate bars for “their church”.
    That’s a hard way to make $20K in the heat and humidity of a Louisiana summer.
    For the kids.
    Dad probably is in the van with a beer and the A/C on to keep the chocolate bars cool and should be beaten with canes when finally caught.

    SteveG (9fb25f)

  11. Steve, Dumas probably sold the chocolate to Roy Nagin convincing him he could bribe voters with them.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  12. Greetings:

    I hope that the Sheriff went for the extra-large paddy wagon.

    11B40 (322b7d)

  13. that’s not really the world’s finest chocolate anyway it’s sort of mediocre actually

    happyfeet (71f55e)


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