Man Caught Stealing Identity of a Three Year Old

November 26, 2008

(ChattahBox) — A man in North Carolina was caught stealing the identity of a three year old girl when he tried to sign up for telephone and natural gas service. Michael John Maris, 44, was charged with one account of identity theft and two accounts of obtaining property by false pretense, reported the News and Record of Greensboro.

Child’s grand-mother, Linda Raker received unpaid utility bills in her grand-daughter’s name. She contacted the Alamance County sheriff’s officials.  The sheriff suspected the man to be related to Raker but did not disclose the relationship.

Maris was being held Tuesday on $5000 bond at the Alamance County jail. He did not at the time of publishing have an attorney to apply for his bail or fight his case in the court of law.


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