Man Charged With 165 Counts Of Identity Theft

Four months after a couple reported their identity had been stolen, a suspect has been arrested on 165 felony charges.

On January 24, a Wayne County couple filed an identity theft report with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. They reported their personal information had been used to open numerous bank accounts, phone accounts and credit card accounts. The credit cards were used to make purchases in and around the Raleigh area.

During the investigation, detectives discovered the offender opened or attempted to open over 30 accounts and made more than $65,000 in fraudulent transactions.

Gary Len Pauley Jr., age 31, of Apex was charged with 165 counts of felony identity theft. He was arrested by Apex Police and held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $825,000 bond.