On January 17, 2003 an officer with the Thibodaux Police Department responded to a local establishment for the report of a forged check.
The owner told the officer that a white female, later identified as Cathleen Marie Babin of 126 Ida Street in Thibodaux, LA Age 37, was attempting to cash a check that was reported stolen from Jefferson Parish.
Through further investigation, it was learned that Ms. Babin had stolen the check from her attorney and had gone to numerous locations in the area trying to cash it for $2500.00.
Ms. Babin, who was at the local establishment, was then brought to Thibodaux Police Department where she was booked on the charge of Felony Forgery. With this, Ms. Babin was given a $10,000.00 bond obligation that she could not meet. She was then brought to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.