Mother of two, 28, “tried to steal the identity of billionaires, including Houston Rocket’s owner Tilman Fertitta and Walmart heir Alice Walton.”
- Stephanie Hunter, from Spring, Texas, is confronted with allegations of fraud and makes a false statement to obtain credit after her arrest earlier this month
- It was Fertitta, worth $ 4.8 billion, who first informed the police of the alleged scam
- Hunter said she “didn’t even know who he was” when she bought his SSN for $ 10
- Now the Harris County police say they might have turned to others, including Walton
Stephanie Hunter, 28, pictured, from Spring, Texas, is accused of fraud and makes a false statement to obtain credit after her arrest earlier this month
A mother of two accused of trying to steal the identity of Tilman Fertitta, owner of Houston Rockets, used his information to open credit cards in his name, police said.
Stephanie Hunter, 28, from Spring, Texas, faces fraud allegations and makes a false statement to obtain credit after her arrest earlier this month.
She said Click2Houston it was a “stupid mistake,” adding, “I didn’t even know who he was, frankly. I didn’t know who he was at all. “
Now the Harris County police say they might have turned to others, including Walmart heir Alice Walton, I LOVE reports.
It was Fertitta, valued at an estimated $ 4.8 billion, that first informed the authorities of the alleged scam.
He said a fraud prevention system acknowledged that a Capital One Bank account had been opened in his name.
The police say that Hunter bought the Fertitta social security number on the dark web in September last year.
She would then have used that, as well as his other personal details to get credit approval.
But she used a fake email address and her own home address, police say.
Hunter is accused of wanting to steal the identity of Tilman Fertitta, the owner of Houston Rockets. Harris County police say Hunter may have approached Walmart, Alice Walton
Hunter is accused of opening two lines of credit, including those at Capital One and another at furniture store Conn’s, worth $ 15,000 and $ 5,000 respectively.
She would have told the police that she wanted the money for the household goods, but did not make any purchases.
Hunter told Click2Houston: “It was, I mean, impulse. My apologies for that. It wasn’t something I do regularly or something. ”
Hunter would incur additional costs in the case and was released for a $ 10,000 bond.
Records show countless earlier arrests for charges, including theft and possession of marijuana.