NC woman accused of stealing juveniles’ identities to obtain credit cards


Bristol King (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A Cerro Gordo woman is facing two dozen charges after officials say she stole the identities of two juveniles.

According to Michele Tatum with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, a person reported to law enforcement on June 20 that the identities of the two juveniles had been used to fraudulently obtain credit cards.

Tatum said a detective was assigned to investigate the case and probable cause was found to charge Bristol King with 12 counts of unlawfully obtaining a credit card and 12 counts of identity theft.

According to Tatum, King allegedly opened fraudulent credit cards with the following companies:

Victoria’s Secret
American Eagle
Care Credit
Capital One

She was booked under a $120,000 secured bond.

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