SHREVEPORT, La. -- A man from Rogersville is accused of posing as a homeless victim of Hurricane Issac to scam a Good Samaritan out of cash.
According to KTAL, Maston Humphries, 33, has been arrested for theft by fraud. He's being held in the Shreveport, La. city jail.
Humphries also had an outstanding warrant through the Caddo Sheriff's Office for driving without a license.
Last Friday, Shreveport Police were contacted by a media outlet that had reported a story regarding a man who was claiming that he, his wife, and infant child were homeless and living in a vehicle.
After the story was broadcast, the news station received several calls alleging the self-proclaimed homeless man, identified as Humphries, had told similar tales in other areas purporting that he and his family were displaced as a result of Hurricane Isaac.
Detectives responded to investigate and were ultimately able to make contact with Humphries.
Following an in-depth inquiry, investigators discovered that while Humphries had experienced some difficult financial circumstances, neither he, nor his family, had ever lived beneath a bridge, nor was he homeless.
It was further revealed that the Humphries had received multiple monetary contributions from numerous sources who believed the false claims.