HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla - A father used his deployed son's identity to obtain credit, according to Hernando County deputies.
Donald Nutter, 53, is now charged with two counts of criminal use of personal identification.
In March of 2013, Bryan Nutter filed a police report with the Marysville Police Department in Marysville, Washington, his local law enforcement agency, in reference to an identity theft, deputies say.
Nutter discovered that two accounts had been opened using his identity. The accounts were unauthorized by him, and both had balances due.
Nutter reportedly completed a fraud affidavit with both companies, Credit One and PayPal.
At the time of the investigation, deputies say Nutter was active military and stationed out of the country. He filed the report with the Marysville Police Department prior to his deployment.
Investigation revealed that Nutter's father, Donald Nutter who lives in Hernando County, was a probable suspect in the case.
According to deputies, information received from Credit One and PayPal confirmed that Bryan Nutter's name, date of birth, and social security number were used to open both accounts. The PayPal funds received were deposited into a Region's Bank account in the name of Angela Nutter (Donald Nutter's wife), deputies added.
Deputies say Donald Nutter confessed to using his son's identity information to open a shipping company. He reportedly went on to advise that he and his son worked out a solution to repay the two separate businesses.
Bryan Nutter confirmed with detectives that no "solution" had been worked out and that he wished to pursue charges against his father, an arrest affidavit states.
A warrant was issued for Donald Nutter November 26 and he was arrested the following day at his residence.
Nutter is being held on $4,000 bond.