SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A former employee at a Mission Beach fitness center, who's accused of racking up at least $40,000 in online purchases using clients' stolen IDs, pleaded not guilty Thursday to 20 criminal charges, including identity theft and grand theft.
Christopher Polley, 26, was ordered held on $400,000 bail.
He was arrested Tuesday after police searched his Pacific Beach home.
Polley worked at the Wave House from May 2010 through January of this year, and allegedly stole hundreds of applications and contracts.
Deputy District Attorney Brendan McHugh said Polley is charged with 17 counts of identity theft and one count each of grand theft, false personation and a drug charge. He faces 15 years and eight months in prison if convicted.
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