Julie B. Cormier, 56, of Vinton, Louisiana woman was arrested and charged with multiple counts of identity theft and bank fraud between May 2013 and June 2018.

According to a media release from Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were informed by bank personnel that auditors working for the bank discovered Cormier had stolen roughly $47,500.

Detectives learned that between May 2013 and June 2018, Cormier "obtained loans in a customer’s name, without their consent or knowledge, and received the money”, said Myers. "She fraudulently used funds from other customers’ accounts to pay the loan notes”. Cormier admitted to detectives that she was responsible for obtaining the loan, as well as, drafting the other accounts to make the loan payments.

Cormier was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on Friday, February 1, and charged with bank fraud and 6 counts of identity theft.  She was released the same day on a $25,000 bond.