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Decatur Police arrest man charged with fraud


Decatur Police arrest man charged with fraud

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

The Madison County Record, Ala., record reports that Decatur Police captured a man accused of securities fraud in Alabama.

According to The Record, Decatur Police arrested Hendrickx Toussaint on July 3. He is charged with violating the Alabama Securities Act by defrauding investors in a “managed gold buy-sell program,” according to the article.  Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, thanked Decatur Police in his comments to the Record.

“This Commission is grateful for the valuable assistance rendered by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Decatur, Ga. Police Department to successfully apprehend this individual,” Borg said, according to The Record.

To see the full story, click here.

Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross sent over the following account of Toussaint’s arrest.

On 07/03/2014 at approximately 8:00 pm, an officer conducted a traffic stop for failure to obey a traffic control device (no left turn sign) at Church Street and East Ponce de Leon Avenue.  A warrant/license check of the driver revealed an outstanding warrant with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama for fraud.  The driver, 43-year-old Hendrickx Toussaint of Atlanta, was arrested.  The officer recovered suspected marijuana in Toussaint’s right front pants pocket.  Toussaint was charged with … possession of marijuana less than an ounce and failure to obey a traffic control device and held on the outstanding warrant.

An Atlanta Journal Constitution Story, which doesn’t credit Decatur Police with the arrest, said Toussaint is a former lawyer who recently had to give up his law license because of a pending investigation. To read the full AJC story, click here.