Gambling addict cop in custody after stealing ID card
Identity theft is not a joke, a notion that was proved by a Shelby County resident. A local police officer stole her ID card as he had become desperate due to his gambling problem
. Willie Lee Walton has been arrested and faces several charges, including identity theft.
A woman informed the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
about the fact that her ID card had been used to apply for a credit card. Detectives launched an investigation, which revealed that one of their co-workers had stolen the victim’s identity.
Suspicious bank account
The woman smelt a rat
when she discovered an unknown bank account on her credit card statement. She found that her professional email account was used to create the account, which featured a balance of nearly 1,000 dollar.
Detectives reviewed CCTV footage and discovered that Walton had created the bank account. The latter admitted the crime and blamed it on his out-of-control gambling habit
. Walton faces charges of stealing assets of up $10k, in addition to deliberately using someone else’s ID card. He has been suspended in anticipation of trial.