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Apollo Nida

'Real Housewives' Hubby

Charged With Massive ID Theft

1/25/2014 3:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0125-Apollo-Nida-Phaedra-ParksApollo Nida -- husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks -- has been charged with almost unbelievably bold identity theft ... that has now landed him in a federal criminal case.

Nida apparently caught the eye of the Secret Service's Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad.

The alleged scheme is sinister.  He supposedly created fake companies which then allowed him to access various databases that had information about people whose identity he flat out stole.

He then allegedly opened fake bank accounts in the names of the victims and then somehow got hold of stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks from Delta Airline employees and checks that were supposed to go to people who had unclaimed tax money.

Nida has been charged with bank fraud and identity theft and has already appeared in federal court.

And in case you didn't know ... Apollo's wife, Phaedra, is a lawyer.  That should come in handy.

The story was broken by Access Atlanta.

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Retail Queen    

I don't know if I believe it. If this is true he belongs on World's Dumbest criminals. Phaedras probably going to represent him and lose. How embarrassing for her.

84 days ago
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Lisa    

Is anyone shocked? Dump him Phaedra. Get out now.

84 days ago
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Zomando    

Is this the same thing he did b4 that landed him jail... tell me this old and y'all jus kindling out about it bcuz he has to be a dummy to do it again

84 days ago
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Truth is    

To be famous you have to hv no morals. Sad. Am wondering if this is a publicity stunt these ppl and their minions are so fake

84 days ago
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lisanefertiti    

Jailbird never changes his stripes

84 days ago
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ShanesGirl    

R u telling me Phaedra didn't know anything about this? Wasn't she aware of his cash flow? And she didn't spend any of this stolen money? Yea right, Phaedra didn't know where her husband was getting his money! Plz!

84 days ago
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Simone    

I would love to see how Phaedra will play dumb Southern Bell & laugh off this one pretending to be more interested in where the food was at.

84 days ago
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shadina    

Because 3 people shot at a Baltimore Mall isn't newsworthy.

84 days ago
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Snoopy    

See Youtube "Phaedra Parks Exposed As a Career Criminal". Explains it all !!!

84 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

wow. this is bad.

84 days ago
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southsidequeen    

I was wondering who in the world hired him with the his criminal background. It all makes since now. It was a fraud. Has he ever been clean. Seems though he got out on paper and started all over again. Greediness.

84 days ago
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Shanx92    

PHAEDRA USED TO DO THE EXACT SAME THING!!! WATCH: youtube.com/watch?v=45wuN3RRoJU

84 days ago
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EMB    

You mean someone the the RH shows is not real? This is ground breaking, we have never seen anyone on these shows break the law.

84 days ago
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Me    

Can't help but wonder if this is why Phaedra went into the funeral business. Dead people don't notice or complain when their identity has been stolen.

83 days ago
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hotwasabi21    

Phaedra sounds just as guilty! If she's a lawyer, it was probably her scheme! And any wife has to wonder where her husband's money is coming from- especially if he's not working for it!! I don't watch Real Housewives, but this is exactly why - why do I want to watch stuck up, prissy rich bitches who cheat/lie/compromise their morals to the top??

83 days ago
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