Police arrested a man and woman accused of identity theft in the Charlotte area.
CMPD charged Brent Caltagirone and Karima Lane with identity theft and conspiracy to commit identity theft and trafficking in stolen IDs on September 26.
Detectives determined through an investigation that Caltagirone was given the names and social security numbers by several individuals for the purpose of completing their income taxes. In addition to completing their taxes and keeping their refunds, Caltagirone used their names and social security number to open bank accounts including credit cards and a line of credit at Navy Federal Credit Union, according to police.
During this time Caltagirone also worked as the catering manager at Elwood’s BBQ where he would use the names and social security numbers from employee applicants to open credit cards, police said. It was also determined that Caltagirone was a suspect in an embezzlement from Elwood’s BBQ.
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