Welcome to Check Cashers!

Check Cashers Inc. opened its doors in June of 1995, with its first store in Morgan City,
which is now the main office for their six locations.

The second store was opened in Amelia, with the Bayou Vista location following the next year.

In 2002, the company doubled in size with the addition of the Baldwin, Franklin and Patterson branches opening. The year 2003 marked the expansion into the Houma market when an additional branch opened there in 2005.

Check Cashers proudly serves St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes and is locally owned by Lanny Ross, and managed by Arthur Espenan, with 20 employees. Lanny was employeed by the former First National Bank of St. Mary Parish as a vice president with over 30 years of banking experience, and is a graduate of Nicholls State University.

The company started out by cashing checks for individuals, who included many local and out of town workers with no other option to cash a check. Being able to cash a check, get money orders and send money through Western Union,Check Cashers quickly became a financial one-stop for many people without access to a bank. Through the years, Check Cashers has grown to offer other services, such as payday loans, copy and fax service, and has become a local leader in accepting payments for many utility companies.

Check Cashers was recognized nationally by Western Union for their service to the community during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For a period of time, following Katrina, the Morgan City office was the closest operational agent to New Orleans and processed thousands of payouts to victims. Check Cashers was also named "Top Agent" amoung South Louisiana independent agents. Western Union also recognized Arthur Espenan with the Eagle Eye Award for his work leading to the capture and arrest of a criminal in a nationwide fraud ring.

Concerns or Comments - Call Arthur in Morgan City at 985-385-2274 or email him