Caregiver Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing $500,000 in Valuables, Identity Theft
MILL VALLEY — A woman working as an in-home caregiver is under investigation for allegedly stealing $500,000 in valuables from clients. The suspect was recently arrested and booked into Marin County Jail.
Residents living in an unincorporated area outside of Mill Valley reported thefts to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. They also provided investigators with evidence that the suspect attempted to break into a safe inside their home.
A preliminary inquiry was launched by sheriff’s office detectives working with the Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force.
Detectives executed multiple search warrants at the home of the caregiver, Brandy B. Bullard, 41 of Stockton. Hidden inside children’s bedrooms, investigators found two unregistered firearms.
The search turned up evidence of ongoing identity theft. A large quantity of identification documents not belonging to the suspect were discovered.
Fraudulent unemployment benefits debit cards and forged checks were also recovered.
Bullard was taken into custody on October 22. Bond for her release from county jail was set at $500,000, and she is no longer in custody in Marin.
However, the investigation of Bullard remains ongoing involving local and state law enforcement authorities. It is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office, Stockton police and investigators from the California Employment Development Department.
At this point, Bullard is facing four charges –
Financial abuse of an elder
Unauthorized use of personal identifying information, with a previous