Shreveport man allegedly involved in identity theft charged with 20 counts

A Shreveport man was arrested for twenty counts of alleged identity thefts, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Cody Wayne Lyell, 30, of Shreveport was arrested by Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crime Detective Mike King, after an investigation determined Lyell stole over $4,000.00 using victims' identities, debit and credit cards.

After further investigation, Lyell admitted he took photographs of customer’s cards while he was employed at McDonald’s, located on North Market Street, for about three years. Lyell also admitted he used one of the victim’s identities to open a bank account and forge a check in the attempt to defraud the bank.

During the investigation, some victims were able to be contacted and several victims identified, Lyell, as the McDonald’s employee who served them during their visit.

Lyell was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for bank fraud and twenty counts of identity thefts. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at the time of booking.