Houma woman arrested in ID fraud case here
A Houma woman is alleged to have sold more than 400 state identification cards in St. Mary Parish.
Holly G. Calva, 40, was arrested Friday by Louisiana State Police with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigative Division’s Houma office.
She was charged with unlawful production of fraudulent documentation for identification purposes and filing false public records.
Master State Trooper Brian Zeringue said it was not immediately known whether Calva worked for the Office of Motor Vehicles.
In December 2009, state police began an investigation into a large number of illegal immigrants obtaining Louisiana identification cards.
The investigation revealed that Calva was providing fraudulent documents to individuals who were in the United States illegally and would assist them in obtaining state identification from the Office of Motor Vehicles, Zeringue said.
State Police detectives were able to identify 402 cards that Calva was selling for $400 each.
Calva was arrested at her residence in Houma and booked at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex as a fugitive from St. Mary Parish.
More charges are possible as a federal investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Elsewhere, after the search of an Apple Street residence in Morgan City, two suspects were arrested on numerous drug charges.
Dalleshia Garrison, 22, of Apple Street and Briannell Wilson, 27, of Friendship Alley in Amelia were arrested at 3:26 p.m. Monday.
Garrison was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, violation of a drug free zone and on a warrant for theft. Wilson was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS, possession of a CDS in the presence of a juvenile and violation of a drug free zone, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert.
St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force agents made contact with the leaseholder of the property and received consent to search the residence. Agents located marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a pistol grip shotgun, the sheriff said.
Garrison and Wilson were booked into the parish jail, where they remained this morning with no bond set.
In unrelated action, Tammy Fuselier, 41, of Versen Street in Berwick was arrested on Monday at 8:58 a.m. on a warrant for distribution of Suboxone. Fuselier turned herself in to the Morgan City Sheriff’s Office after learning of the warrant, Hebert said.
She was booked into the parish jail with a $3,000 and later was released.
Thomas C. Thompson, 37, of Railroad Avenue in Morgan City was arrested Monday at 4:15 p.m. on a warrant for distribution of Lortab. He was located at his residence, Hebert said.
He was booked into the parish jail where he remained this morning with no bond set.
During the weekend, a Morgan City man was charged early Saturday morning with second offense driving while intoxicated, among other charges.
Kennedy Breaux, 45, of La. 182 in Morgan City was charged at 2:45 a.m. for the DWI charge, failure to signal turn and open alcoholic container.
Sheriff Mark Hebert said a deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area stopped Breaux for the traffic violation. During an investigation, the deputy observed the odor of alcohol and located an open alcoholic container in the vehicle. Breaux refused an Intoxilyzer test.
Breaux was booked into the parish jail where he remained this morning with no bond set.
Craig A. Cranford, 28, of Southeast Boulevard in Bayou Vista was arrested Friday at 10:59 a.m. for simple burglary of a vehicle.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation into a burglary in which several items were taken, Hebert said.
Cranford was booked into the parish jail where he remained this morning with no bond set.
In Patterson, Mary Davis, 30, of Hickory Street in Patterson was charged with theft by shoplifting.
Chief Patrick LaSalle said she was arrested after taking items valued at $7.50 from Dollar General in Patterson.
She was booked and later released.