Hernando County deputies say a father used his deployed son's identity to obtain credit
4:02 PM, Dec 2, 2013
6:20 PM, Dec 2, 2013
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 hadbeen opened using his identity. The accounts were unauthorized by him, andboth 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 thecountry. He filed the report with the Marysville Police Department priorto his deployment.
Investigation revealed that Nutter's father, Donald Nutter who lives inHernando County, was a probable suspect in the case.
According to deputies, information received from Credit One and PayPal confirmed that Bryan Nutter'sname, date of birth, and social security number were used to open bothaccounts. The PayPal funds received were deposited into a Region's Bankaccount in the name of Angela Nutter (Donald Nutter's wife), deputies added.
Deputies say Donald Nutter confessed to using hisson's identity information to open a shipping company. He reportedly went on to advisethat 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 outand that he wished to pursue charges against his father, an arrest affidavit states.
A warrant was issuedfor Donald Nutter November 26 and he was arrested the following day at his residence.