Police: Downtown bar manager used stolen ID to obtain license

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – An Austin man has been charged with using a stolen identity to obtain his alcohol seller’s license and work downtown on 6th Street as a bar manager, according to an arrest warrant.

Police said during the past 15 years Henry H. Odom, 41, used a former childhood friend’s identity to obtain a Texas Alcoholic Beverage License and work in Austin.

In 2000, Odom got his alcohol server’s license with the stolen identity. In 2014, he got his alcohol seller’s certification with the identity. Odom has been charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state-jail felony, according to an arrest warrant.

Police found Odom working as a bar manager under a false name at 302 E. 6th Street, which is the address of nightclub Krave, the affidavit states.

From the affidavit, it is not clear if Odom is currently employed by Krave. The owner of Krave tells KXAN News Odom hasn’t worked at Krave for nearly seven months.

Throughout the past decade, police said Odom has used stolen identifying information from at least two victims to obtain his alcohol license, receive utilities and open a line of credit.

Police found Odom had a parole violation and outstanding warrant for fraud/illegal use of credit cards issued in 1999. By living under a false name, Odom evaded arrest for that charge, according to the affidavit.

Officials set Odom’s bond at $50,000, according to the arrest warrant.

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