Police: Man stole ID of sick grandfather

October 29, 2009 1:08:52 PM PDT
A man from Newark, Delaware has been arrested for allegedly stealing the identity of his hospitalized grandfather.

Arthur James, IV, 34, of the first block of Battle Drive, was arrested and is facing a number of charges.

It was back in September when, police say, someone came into the Newark PD to say credit cards had been opened in the name of a family member who was hospitalized with dementia-related problems.

After an investigation, police say James used his grandfather's identity to obtain two credit cards and made more than $8,200 in purchases.

All of the items bought, including a flat screen TV and computer, were recovered.

James was released on $22,000 unsecured bail.