Smithville Police detectives Matt Holmes and Brandon Donnell have solved a local identify theft case with the arrest of a Nashville man.
41 year old Jeffery D. Nelson is charged with four counts of identity theft. His bond totals $40,000 and he will be in court on May 9.
Nelson is accused of using information from a Smithville man's debit card to withdraw funds from the victim's bank account to pay his own utility bills on several occasions. The total amount of the theft comes to nearly three thousand dollars.
According to Police Chief Randy Caplinger the Smithville resident hired the All My Sons Moving and Storage Company of Nashville last October to transport furniture from his home here to a condo in Banning, California.
Nelson, who worked in the Nashville office of All My Sons, was able to access the victim's debit card information from paper work showing where the victim had paid the company for their services.
After Nelson was developed as a suspect, warrants were prepared and the U.S. Secret Service was contacted to make the arrest. Nelson was then handed over to Smithville Police.
Chief Caplinger praised detectives Holmes and Donnell for their work in solving this case.