A Shreveport woman was arrested for allegedly defrauding SWEPCO of more than $5,000. 32 year-old Tiffany Bendaw is accused of making over 40 fraudulent payments to SWEPCO between the dates of, December 2020 and May 2021.

An investigation revealed that Bendaw made payments using fake bank accounts or accounts she owned that were closed or had insufficient funds. Bendaw's activity caused a loss to SWEPCO of $5,365.

Bendaw was arrested on December 1st, and she was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for felony theft and was also charged with already outstanding arrest warrants for bank fraud and issuing worthless checks in connection with unrelated investigations.

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