Ontario Samuels has been arrested by the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department on a number of charges.

According to the BPSO Financial Crimes Task Force, they arrested Samuels, a Caddo Parish man, for passing counterfeit money to pay his rent. And from what we've learned, that was only the beginning of the charges that would follow.

Charge #1

Detectives say Ontario Samuels was arrested after he used a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill to pay for his rent at his Bossier City apartment. He was charged with one count of Monetary Instrument Abuse.

As detectives questioned Samuels about the origins of the counterfeit bill, he stated “he had received the money from working as a local cab driver.” His statement led to more intense investigation into Samuels criminal history which revealed he was convicted for sexual battery in 2012 in Caldwell Parish, and that he is a registered Tier II Sex Offender.

Detectives were able to confirm that Samuels is registered in Caddo Parish, but since moving to Bossier City he has failed to report his new address to local law enforcement, as required by law.

There Are Two More Charges

This resulted in detectives adding an additional two charges to Samuels; one count of Failure Register as a Sex Offender and one count of Prohibition of Employment for Certain Sex Offenders.

The Prohibition of Employment for Certain Sex Offenders came from the Justin Bloxom Act in 2010, which prohibited Samuels from working as a taxicab driver as a registered sex offender.

Right now Samuels is booked in the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility with a bond set at $10,000 for the Monetary Instrument Abuse charge. Bond on his new charges has yet to be set by a judge.

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