debit card fraud

A North Carolina woman confronted a Steak n' Shake worker who allegedly drained her bank account of $600 in fraudulent debit card charges. Courtney Parks, 27, posted a video of the confrontation on Facebook.com where it went viral on Thursday.

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michael harcharik

A New Mexico paramedic was charged with stealing a dead man's debit card and using it to make cash withdrawals and purchases totaling over $11,000.

Police arrested Michael John Harcharik, 31, on Monday and charged him with stealing Allen Pearson's debit card after he was dispatched to Pearson's Santa Fe home on Feb. 25th.

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Constance Zellous

Constance Lakeysha Zellous is well-known to Florida law enforcement. The Orlando woman has a long rap sheet that includes multiple arrests for credit card fraud.

Orlando police busted Zealous and 7 other thugs for using stolen credit cards to purchase breast implants, liposuction, gold teeth, handbags and shoes.

Zellous is pictured above in a few of her numerous mugshots.

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Safaree Samuel

Nicki Minaj's hapless ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels probably thought his new girlfriend, Zashia Santiago, was a prize catch. It turns out Ms. Santiago is a convicted felon who worked as a certified nursing assistant until her arrest for identify theft.

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Apollo Nida

According to Radar Online, convicted white collar criminal Apollo Nida has become withdrawn and depressed inside his 6x9 foot prison cell at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is serving 8 years for bank fraud and identity theft.

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Apollo Nida after his conviction

Now that the federal case against Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Apollo Nida, 35, has ended in a conviction, the focus is shifting to his alleged co-conspirators -- one of whom may or may not be his wife, local attorney and RHOA star Phaedra Parks.

Apollo was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to to commit mail, wire and bank fraud in a complex fraud scheme which spanned over four years and harmed over 50 victims.

Apollo will remain free for another 2 months. But he cannot appeal his conviction due to his plea deal.

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Apollo Nida mugshot

According to my trusted court source, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Apollo Nida pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. Nida is heading back to prison.

Last month, a federal judge sentenced Nida’s female accomplice, Gayla St. Julien, to 5 years and 1 month in a federal prison.

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Apollo Nida Accomplice Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A federal judge sentenced Apollo Nida's female accomplice to 5 years and 1 month in a federal prison on Wednesday.

The AJC's Rodney Ho reports Nida’s co-conspirator Gayla St. Julien pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, resulting in a 61-month prison sentence.

St. Julien, 44, and Nida worked together from 2009 until 2013. She did most of the leg work while following Nida's instructions.

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Derrick Leon Henderson mugshot A former University of Georgia employee has been arrested and charged with stealing students' personal information to obtain credit cards.

Police say 30-year-old Derrick Leon Henderson of Athens used his position in the university's registrar's office to help himself to information gleaned from paper records to open credit cards. Henderson is charged with 42 counts of identity fraud and 19 counts of financial card fraud, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Henderson after several UGA students filed complaints of credit card fraud. A 2nd suspect is still being sought in the case.

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Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida

Ex-convict Apollo Nida seems to be taking his latest brush with the law lightly.

Nida, 35, who is married to local attorney and reality TV star Pheadra Parks, 44, was arrested last week and charged with bank fraud and identity theft. Nida spent 5 years in state prison -- from 2004 through 2009 -- for his role in an auto title theft ring.

Facing multiple serious federal charges that could land him in federal prison, Nida seems to be taking it all in stride.

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Phaedra Parks

Uninformed sources are reporting that local attorney Phaedra Creonta Parks, 44, is due to appear at an upcoming disciplinary hearing to determine the status of her law license. According to my source at the Georgia bar there is no disciplinary hearing set for Ms. Parks, whose law license remains in good standing with the bar.

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Phaedra Parks Apollo Nida Gayla St Julien

On Friday, Sandrarose.com broke the news that the husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks was arrested on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Apollo Nida, 35, surrendered to U.S. Marshalls and was placed under arrest on Thursday, Jan. 23. Reality TV fans were sent reeling by the news. Dissemination of information was hampered when the PACER servers crashed under the weight of users frantically seeking to confirm details of the arrest.

But even more compelling than the news of Nida's arrest is the way the feds built their apparently solid case against Nida and his female partner in crime, Gayla O'Neal St. Julien, 44.

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