ID Fraud & Sale of Information

Gaining personal information on a woman in Laurens County and selling it was alleged with a Fountain Inn Police arrest yesterday. 41-year-old Carl Daniel Ballard of 206 Donegal Drive, Moore is charged with Financial Identity Fraud and Sale of Personal Information.

Officer Joel Rivera states that on December 3rd, 2018 Ballard recorded information such as name, date of birth and South Carolina driver’s license number for his own personal gain by utilizing a third party that assisted in accessing financial records from Wells Fargo Bank and Suntrust Bank accounts belonging to the victim, without authorization from the victim.

Rivera states that Ballard then sold a document containing this personal information of the victim. Carl Daniel Ballard was being held in the Johnson Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.