Apollo Nida, Husband of Real Housewives Star Phaedra Parks, Charged in Wild Alleged Identity Theft and Fraud Scheme

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By Daniel Gates

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Apollo Nida, husband of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks, has been charged with bank fraud and identity theft.

His alleged scheme was pretty wild. According to the U.S. Secret Service, Nida created fake companies, enabling him to access databases with sensitive information about the individuals whose identities he then allegedly stole. He is accused of opening phony bank accounts, under the names of the victims, and then filling those accounts with stolen U.S. Treasury checks, auto loan payments, and unclaimed money from state and federal agencies.

Nida also allegedly deposited stolen retirement checks for Delta Airlines employees. A woman named Gayla St. Julien, who was arrested in September 2013, claims that she was Nida’s “right hand b*tch” in carrying out his alleged schemes.

Nida, who has previously been in prison for racketeering, was released on a pretrial bond of $25,000. A hearing is set for February 12. His wife, “Real Housewives” star Parks, is an attorney.

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