Judge Patricia Minaldi’s Caretaker Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Her
A man who was helping a judge in Lake Charles recover from a condition caused by alcohol abuse is under arrest for allegedly using the woman’s credit cards and checks.
Kim Myers with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Justin Gray is accused of racking up charges without permission in excess of $64,000.
"The investigation revealed that Gray used three of the victim's credit cards and forged numerous checks between March 2016 to January 2017," said Myers.
U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi, who's been off the bench since late December, had reportedly solicited Gray as a caretaker sometime last year. Myers says Gray turned himself in Wednesday and bond was set at $56,000.
Gray is charged with three counts of unauthorized use of a credit card and 41 counts of forgery.