A Ruston man was arrested on bank fraud charges Thursday afternoon.
At 4:35 p.m. Tyrone Evan Beard, 37, of 812 E. California Ave., was arrested for bank fraud by the Ruston Police Department.
Sgt. Clint Williams said the RPD was contacted in September 2013 by a local bank in regards to new account fraud.
“This bank reported that a male, later identified as Tyrone Evans Beard, entered the bank and opened an account using a check made payable to him,” Williams said. “Beard was issued an ATM card, which he then had to activate.”