A Wayne County couple filed an identity theft report with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on January 24, 2022. The couple reported that their personal information had been used to open numerous bank accounts, phone accounts and credit card accounts. The couple stated the credit cards were being used to make purchases in and around Raleigh, North Carolina.
During this investigation, it was discovered that the offender opened or attempted to open over 30 accounts and completed over $65,000 in fraudulent transactions.
As a result of this investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Len Pauley Jr., 31, of Apex, NC was charged with 165 counts of identity theft. Pauley was arrested by Apex Police and is currently in custody at the Wake County Detention Center under a $825,000 secured bond.