Jason Nicholas James (Credit: High Point Police)
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A High Point police fraud investigation that started in November 2013 has ended with a man in jail under a $1.3 million bond for stealing another man's identity.
High Point police say Jason Nicholas James was using the identity of Jeremy Michael James. Detectives said under the identity of "Jeremy James," Jason James obtained city utility services, rental property and a car salesman license. Also, police said they received at least one report from a victim who said he was scammed out of $330,000 during a business deal that operated as a Ponzi scheme.
Other crimes reported involving the Jason James stolen identity case includes: counterfeit checks as payments or felony worthless checks as payments for vehicles and other property.
In addition to being wanted by the Greensboro Police Department for Identity Theft and Larceny by Employee, High Point police confirm that James was wanted in Portage and Cuyahoga counties in Ohio for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear.
On Monday, High Point police arrested Jason Nicholas James at the Crestwood Suites in Greensboro.
He was charged with:
3 counts of Identity Theft
- Obtaining Property by False Pretense over $100,000
- 2 counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretense
- 2 counts of Felony Worthless Checks
James was placed in the Guilford County Detention Center under a $1.3 million bond.