Michael Abella Sep. 6, 2016, 11:48am


LAFAYETTE — A curator for a woman with dementia is suing a St. Mary Parish bank, alleging it owes more than $212,000. 

Daniel L. Boudreaux, as curator on behalf of the interdict Margaret Pintado Boudreaux Peltier, filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division against the Whitney Bank of Gulfport, Mississippi, with a branch in St. Mary Parish, alleging negligence in making erroneous payments on forged checks.

According to the complaint, between Aug. 23, 2012-March 4, 2015, the plaintiff’s daughter-in-law, Jamie Mae Boudreaux, wrote checks payable to the order of cash, fraudulently endorsed her name on the back of the checks and presented them to Whitney Bank for payment, causing the plaintiff to suffer monetary damages of $212,700. 

The plaintiffs allege Whitney Bank failed to inform and notify Peltier of the numerous and substantial checks debited to her accounts, failed to notify the plaintiff of the unusual and alarming activity in her accounts and negligently cashed stolen checks with forged and fraudulent signatures.

Boudreaux seeks trial by jury, all sums due and owing of not less than $212,700, plus interest and all penalties, attorney fees, court costs and all other proper relief. He is represented by attorney J.P. Morella of Patterson.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division Case number 6:16-cv-01190

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