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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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61.

Montell    

It's not going to help him that Phaedra is a lawyer. Phaedra is going down next. Watch and wait. An accomplice of there's said all three of them did this for years before she became famous.

278 days ago
62.

Ciganos01    

Just like a homoerectus!! In other words *****....

278 days ago
63.

AnonGirl    

So on tonight's ep of RHOA we see her throwing another lavish party for her son "Mr. President". Bravo made a big deal of the cost so I'm wondering who picked up the tab on that! LOL ;) Of course her son "the prince" and her baby son "the president" are going to grow up with a jail birds for parents. LOL

278 days ago
64.

Angel    

Did anybody watch Apollo's behavior on RHOA TV show Sunday?
Looks like Kenya Moore called it right from the beginning.
I hear can hear prison bars slamming in the future.

278 days ago
65.

kristimarshall    

Angela Stanton, the truth u told years ago now shines again. enjoy...as they tried to make u out to be a luar.

278 days ago
66.

Jenn    

He is a hot mess. I guarantee she knew what was going on..they have a history of pulling shady. Car title scams or something they were in on.she is just as shady as him.

277 days ago
67.

GodsHoneybadger    

I recall on last season or maybe even the one before when Phaedra was asked what Apollo does for a living because someone called him a Repoman and she explained that what he did was collect unclaimed monies for people. I have a feeling he was lying to her and was being down low crooked. Wasn't very smart to think he could keep it hush hush when he is on national television. In this day of TMZ, people really need to be on their p's and q's.

277 days ago
68.

GodsHoneybadger    

I recall on last season or maybe even the one before when Phaedra was asked what Apollo does for a living because someone called him a Repoman and she explained that what he did was collect unclaimed monies for people. I have a feeling he was lying to her and was being down low crooked. Wasn't very smart to think he could keep it hush hush when he is on national television. In this day of TMZ, people really need to be on their p's and q's.

277 days ago
69.

Miss k    

That explains last night episode , spending money at the strip club lol

277 days ago
70.

Dawn    

she is in on it! what big lie is Phaedra going to tell about this!!!!! they should both be in jail!

277 days ago
71.

MizzAnn    

Phaedra is a crook herself, she's the one who got him into this sh*t. Ya'll betta read "Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil" by Angela Stanton. I don't know why TMZ isn't reporting the whole truth. Maybe they've signed do***ents like Bravo to shut the hell up n not discuss it!!!!!

277 days ago
72.

Truth44    

Allegedly DOES NOT make it true!!! Get ALL the facts straight before you post a story about anyone, this story is probably just some other BS made up by one of their trifling friends!! SMDH!!!!

277 days ago
73.

Chistopher    

Shell game

277 days ago
74.

Mr Barcliff    

This story is sad IF true, I know the feds were watching Apollo for a while so its probably a solid case they have on him but, Im still shocked he wouldnt stop his behavior IF this is true. When you become visible, you cant think people wont come after you.IM no Saint, this isnt me judging Apollo nor his wife nor anyone. Its me simply saying, Once you get a little fame and $ of any kind perception wise, you open up yourself to things like this IF your GUILTY or INNOCENT! IF he kept doing this illegally, it wasnt wise, just go legit, make the most of the situation you have. America has a shady past so NONE OF US should be so quick to down anyone who does anything illegal. Its how this country became what it is. Im not saying its right nor wrong, Im saying, unless ALL of us are pure and the country we call home is, lets be fair! We all do things were not happy about. I just hope this time he will not go back to crime and hope Phadrea wasnt involved at all because there kids will be left without MOM/DAD for some time in he future! LGNM

277 days ago
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Mr Barcliff    

WOW, it just hit me that only one of the couples on The Atlanta Houswives show is married!!!! This isnt hate, its just me finally seeing the show isnt what its advertised as. NeNE is married(remarried) and Cynthia got married while on the show.Kim got married via her fame on the show and left the black people alone(thought that was wierd all of a sudden she wasnt cool with them anymore) and thats it. I have my questions about this show now how it makes blacks look, mainly black woman but, how can I argue with how those on the show cant see the truth! Whats the truth? That the show is being used to depict blacks in a negative light!!! There are far more qualified blacks they could find for this show, I know many and not to knock these participants but, its more about the fame and less about substance of family and love and career and more about who has and who lost. Sad that this is how black woman are being depicted but, $ is a motivator and I cant say they should decline, people feel they have to do what they have to!!!! LGNM

277 days ago
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