Cerro Gordo woman accused of stealing juveniles’ identities to obtain credit cards

Cerro Gordo woman accused of stealing juveniles’ identities to obtain credit cards
Bristol King (Source: CCSO)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A Cerro Gordo woman is facing two dozen charges after allegedly stealing 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:

  • Discover
  • Express
  • Maurice’s
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Gap
  • Walmart
  • American Eagle
  • Belk
  • Lowes
  • Care Credit
  • Capital One

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

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