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A man who moved to Shreveport just six months ago has been arrested on bank fraud and other charges.

Caddo Sheriff's Detectives say 46-year-old John Darrien Hays has admitted to them that he opened accounts at eight local banks and credit unions so he could scam money to further his gambling habit. They say he used counterfeit checks to open the accounts and withdraw money. They say he also used false or stolen Social Security numbers. In all, they say about $30,000 was taken.

Hays was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on eight counts of bank fraud, four counts of forgery, and two counts of identity theft.