Gonzales caretaker accused of using elderly woman’s Social Security number to buy a 2011 BMW _lowres

Brelle T. Ford

Gonzales police arrested a 23-year-old personal care attendant after she was accused of stealing Social Security information from an 82-year-old woman that she used to purchase a BMW.

Brelle T. Ford obtained the woman’s Social Security number and used it to obtain a $24,947.12 loan to purchase a 2011 BMW, the Gonzales Police Department news release says.

“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,” the release says.

Ford, 1120 South Lanoux Ave., Gonzales, was booked into Ascension Parish Jail on a count of bank fraud and a count of felony identity theft.