Smithville Police Arrest Georgia Man for Identity Theft

January 16, 2018
Dwayne Page
Nigel Thompkins-Wilson

A 28 year old Georgia man has been charged with identity theft after trying to purchase three iPhones at the Verizon store in Smithville using someone else's personal information. He was also cited for criminal impersonation and evading arrest

Nigel Thompkins-Wilson is under a $10,000 bond and he will make a court appearance on January 25.

According to the police report and arrest warrant, Thompkins-Wilson used the name, date of birth, and pin number of a Montgomery, Alabama man on Sunday, January 7 in trying to purchase three IPhones from Russel Cellular (Verizon) in Smithville. Inside Wilson’s wallet was an Alabama drivers license with his picture on it but with the victim’s name. Wilson showed this license to the Verizon employee in trying to purchase the iPhones and have them charged to the account of the victim. When police confronted Wilson, he tried to escape on foot but officers caught him. Wilson gave them the victim's name when identifying himself. A computer check confirmed Wilson's true identity. Wilson did knowingly use someone else’s personal information to try and buy the three iPhones valued at $3,000. The victim was contacted by police about the incident.

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