Father Of Zahra Baker In Court On ID Theft Charges

3:33 PM, Jul 11, 2011   |    comments
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Newton, NC-- The father of a disabled girl whose remains were found last year in western North Carolina appeared in court Monday to face unrelated charges.

The Catawba County Clerk's office said Adam Baker was making a court appearance on charges of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Prosecutors say Baker and his wife, Elisa, used someone else's identity to set up phone and utility services at their home.

A native of Australia, Adam Baker has been barred from leaving the United States while the felony case continues. A call to his lawyer was not immediately returned Monday.

Elisa Baker remains in jail on charges that include second-degree murder in the death of 10-year-old Zahra Baker. Adam Baker has not been charged in his daughter's death.

AP

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