Local dentist arrested for bank fraud

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     2/26/16

Local Dentist arrested for Bank Fraud

 Kenner - On Thursday, February 25, 2016, the Kenner Police Department arrested Dr. Kirk Ellender, D.D.S., 61, who provided the home address of 205 Commanche Drive, Houma, for the crime of bank fraud (valued at $2,000.00).     

 On January 21, 2016, Kirk Ellender, D.D.S., entered the First American Bank, located at 3145 Williams Boulevard, in Kenner, and attempted to open a business checking account for his dentistry practice.  A bank employee informed Ellender that he did not have the proper documentation to open a business account, so Ellender elected to open a personal checking account instead and provided the minimum starting deposit of $100.00 to open the account. 

 Ellender was provided starter checks for the account and within one hour and sixteen minutes after he entered the First American Bank, he went to the Regions Bank, located at 3701 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, and deposited a temporary check for $2100.00 into his account at Regions, then withdrew the money.  

 Ellender was interviewed by Detective Brad Ricke concerning the bank fraud investigation, and admitted that he intentionally defrauded the bank in order to resolve an issue he was having with a bank involving bad checks.     

 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone with information concerning this Dr. Kirk Ellender, D.D.S. to call Kenner Police Detective Brad Ricke at (504) 712-2214 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

 

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

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Kenner, LA. 70062

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