Man turns himself in to police; accused of stealing father’s identity to obtain $70,000 in loans _lowres

Gabadiah Jemar McClay

A man turned himself in Tuesday morning to police after he was accused of stealing his father’s identification to take out $69,000 in loans.

Gabadiah Jemar McClay, 29, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of forgery and identity theft, said Cpl Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman, in a news release.

Coppola said McClay used his father’s identity in February to obtain an auto loan and personal loan, which amounted to $69,000. McClay’s father told police he was unaware of his son’s activity, Coppola said.

McClay, of 57940 Joffrion St., Plaquemine, also attempted to take out two personal loans for about $22,000, but was turned down when his application prompted questions, Coppola said.