Henderson man charged for identity theft and fraudulently using a credit card

Police say a Henderson man was arrested on charges of identity theft and fraudulently using a credit card and making purchases of over 10-thousand dollars on his mother’s credit card.

According to a report, 84 year old Betty Oakley of Henderson met with a police officer on Thursday regarding credit cards being opened in her name. Henderson Police say the woman stated she had given her son, 51 year old Michael Oakley, permission to make two purchases (less than $1000) on her account for a deck he was building her, but then she started receiving credit card bills that she had no knowledge of and additional transactions over $1,000 that she did not authorize.

On Friday, police went to a residence on Hearthstone Lane to serve warrants on Michael Oakley and several people in the home stated he was not there. However, police located the man hiding under the home in a crawl space. Oakley told officers he had permission to make some purchases on his mother’s account and that she knew he was opening credit cards in her name, which police say his mother denied.

Michael Oakley was taken into custody and lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center for the previously stated charges in addition to Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition $A500 or More but Under $10,000 and Theft by Deception Under $10,000 (including cold checks).


(Mugshot: Henderson Co. Detention Center)

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