The Daily Mail is reporting today that Atlanta Housewives husband Apollo Nida was arrested and charged with bank theft, identity theft and fraud. Nida turned himself into United States Marshals on Thursday. He appeared in District Court in Atlanta, where he was released on a pretrial bond.
According to documents obtained by Access Atlanta, Apollo Nida created fake businesses and used online databases to steal the identities of real people in order to open bank accounts in their name. The charges against Nida came about after his partner Gayla St. Julien was charged with bank fraud.
According to Sandra Rose, who was the first to break the story on Apollo Nida, the investigation into Gayla St. Julien's business dealings began in 2012 and completed in 2013. That's when she revealed that Apollo Nida was also involved.
According to the complaint, Apollo Nida and Gayla St. Julien are accused of:
- Opening debt collection agencies designed to obtain sensitive information about the victims
- Opening an auto dealership under the name Ferrari Autohaus.
- Used monies obtained through using stolen identities to fund bank accounts and to commit check fraud.
Apollo Nida's arrest and prison record dates back to 2004, where he served four years for auto title fraud. He is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Feb. 12, 2014.