Apollo Nida Arrested For Bank Fraud
Apollo Nida might be headed from the reality TV small screen to the big house.
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta regular and husband of cast member Phaedra Parks, was reportedly popped on charges of bank fraud & identity theft earlier this week before being released on $250,000 bail. Sounds like Phaedra has more drama going on off camera as she does on the show.
via Daily Mail
Forget the drama on the small screen, behind the scenes the Real Housewives Of Atlanta is even more dramatic.
On Thursday, star Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, was reportedly questioned by US Marshals in Atlanta, Georgia and charged with bank fraud and identity theft.
Apollo – who often appears on his wife’s reality show – appeared before US District Court on Thursday but was granted pretrail bail.
According to Access Atlanta, Apollo was investigated by the Secret Service’s Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad.
According to the site – who apparently obtained the complaint against the reality star – Apollo allegedly, ‘created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off’.
‘He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.’
Messy doesn’t even BEGIN to describe this shady situation! And it gets worse. Hit the flip to read the rest of the allegations against Apollo and see when he’s scheduled to be in court to face the music.
Apollo was allegedly named by the original target of the investigation, a woman identified as Gayla St. Julien, who was arrested in September last year and allegedly had $3 million in multiple bank accounts tied to her.
She allegedly told an investigator she received ‘scraps’ compared to what Apollo was earning.
According to the site: ‘Nida would allegedly steal real people’s identities and have St. Julien pretend to be them to open bank accounts.
‘She would then deposit fraudulent auto loan checks, stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies.’
The site also said the complaint against the star claimed he opened a fake auto dealership and applied for auto loans in the names of stolen identities.
Apollo has previously spent time in prison – from 2004 to 2009 – for auto title fraud.
Apollo is currently on a $25,000 bond and will face a preliminary hearing February 12.
Sounds like Apollo’s not-so-distant past full of fraud is coming back to haunt him. Phaedra might need to put her lawyer thinking cap on and figure out just how bad this really could get because from the sounds of things, it doesn’t look good.
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