Two Baton Rouge Area Women Arrested In Fundraising Scam

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Two Baton Rouge-area women are facing charges related to a door-to-door fundraising scam earlier this year.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrest Wednesday of Brooke Thibodeaux of Baton Rouge and Heather Reichert-Jackson of Denham Springs.

Both are accused of trying to solicit funds for a child suffering from cancer when in fact they were trying to fund their addiction to heroin.

They are both charged with theft by fraud after having raised nearly $900 during the bogus scheme.

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