Sailor accused of stealing subordinate’s identities to get loans

Clayton Pressley III (Facebook)

Navy investigators say an EOD specialist from Virginia Beach was arrested for stealing the identities of two sailors that were his subordinates.

The first victim came forward in October 2015, NCIS says, and claimed that his identity was used to apply for credit cards and loans.

A second  sailor reportedly contacted NCIS in January 2016, saying he was also the victim of fraud and believed his former supervisor, Senior Chief Officer Clayton Pressley III, was responsible.

Court documents state that Pressley allegedly used the sailors’ personal information to get fraudulent loans and credit cards totaling about $24,000. Documents also show that as the supervisor of both victims, Pressley had “access to their social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and pay information based on their time of service and rank.”

According to WTKR , Pressley has been with the Navy since April 1997, as an explosive Ordnance Disposal Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist.

The Massachusetts native is also the recipient of the Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal–  the local station reports.

Pressley, who is out on bond, has now been reassigned from his normal duties, Navy officials said.

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