Ways to land in trouble:
- Go AWOL.
- Fund your AWOL lifestyle via identity theft.
- Snatch the identity of one of the world's richest men.
So goes the case against Brandon Lee Price, who now faces bank fraud charges for allegedly swiping the identity of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, reports the AP
According to a criminal complaint unsealed yesterday, Price phoned Citibank in January and changed the address on Allen's account from Seattle to Pittsburgh (which makes so much sense!). He then requested a new debit card. Big surprise: That much happened. Price then allegedly made $15,000 in purchases using the card, including paying a delinquent Armed Forces Bank account and stocking up at a video game store. He was arrested on March 2 and will be detained until April 2 unless the Army takes him into custody.