Brooksville, Florida -- A man on active military duty out of the country got quite a shock when he discovered his father had opened up two credit accounts in his name to start two businesses.
Hernando Sheriff's deputies say in March 2013 Bryan Nutter filed a police report with his local law enforcement agency, the Marysville Police Department in Marysville, Washington, about identity theft.
Nutter discovered that two accounts with Credit One and PayPal had been opened using his identity that were not authorized by him and both had balances due.
He completed a fraud affidavit with both companies and was deployed out of the country for military assignment.
The investigation later revealed that his father Donald Nutter, who lives in Hernando County, was a probable suspect in the case.
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.
A detective contacted Donald and Angela Nutter at their home in Hernando County at which time Donald Nutter confessed to using his son's identity information to open a shipping company. He added that he and his son had 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. A warrant was issued for Donald Nutter on Nov. 26 and he was arrested at his home the next day.
He has been charged with two counts Criminal Use of Personal Identification and is currently being held on $4,000 bond.