An Atlanta man is accused of opening a line of credit with a Florida inmate’s name and trying to finance $16,000 worth of cosmetic surgery at a Johns Creek facility.
Christopher Jones faces one count of financial identity fraud. He was arrested in January after reporting for a pre-operation appointment at the Dr. Curves surgical center along McGinnis Ferry Road, police said.
Investigators told Channel 2 Action News they learned what Jones was up to after a bank called to report that he allegedly opened two bogus lines of credit.
“One was actually opened in the name of someone serving a life sentence in Florida,” said Johns Creek police Capt. Chris Byers.
Police say Jones told detectives he bought the personal information to finance his cosmetic procedures.
“Basically what the law says in any of these cases (is) that you knew or should have known,” Byers told the station, “and when you're paying $2,000 to a third party for $16,000 worth of care, that definitely falls under known or should have known."
Jones faces one count of financial identity fraud and is out on a $15,000 bond, Fulton County jail records show. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday morning.
In other news:
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.