Woman arrested on bank fraud and identity theft charges

Brelle FordThe City of Gonzales Police Department has arrested 23 year-old Brelle T. Ford, of 1120 South Lanoux Avenue, Gonzales, on charges of one count of bank fraud and one count of felony identity theft.

The arrest is a result of an investigation into Ford providing false and fictitious information to obtain an auto loan for $24,947.12 which she used to purchase a 2011 BMW.

The investigation revealed that Ford used the social security number of an 82 year-old female to obtain the credit. She obtained the social security number when she befriended, then betrayed, the elderly female during her previous employment as the elderly female’s personal care attendant.

Ford has been booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where she is awaiting bond.