Things just got real on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, according to DailyMail, Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks' husband, Apollo Nida, was charged with bank fraud and identity theft. Looks like he is back to his old tricks. According to the site Apollo Nida, was reportedly questioned by US Marshals in Atlanta, Georgia and was charged on Thursday and appeared before US District Court but was granted pretrail bail.
According to Access Atlanta
"Apollo was investigated by the Secret Service's Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad.
According to the site – who apparently obtained the complaint against the reality star – Apollo allegedly, 'created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off'.
'He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.'
Apollo was allegedly named by the original target of the investigation, a woman identified as Gayla St. Julien, who was arrested in September last year and allegedly had $3 million in multiple bank accounts tied to her.
'St. Julien ''described herself as Nida’s right hand b**** in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes.'
She allegedly told an investigator she received 'scraps' compared to what Apollo was earning.
'Nida would allegedly steal real people’s identities and have St. Julien pretend to be them to open bank accounts.
'She would then deposit fraudulent auto loan checks, stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies.'
Now we all know Apollo spent time in prison from 04 to 09 for auto title fraud, so the fact that the site also stated that he opened a fake auto dealership and applied for auto loans in the names of stolen identities is no surprise.
Apollo is currently on a $25,000 bond and will face a preliminary hearing February 12, we all know he got his lawyer on deck.
Phaedra Parks issued this statement about her husband Apollo Nida’s criminal past: