Former WF business owner allegedly steals personal information from customers, awaits probation sentence

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UPDATE: Feb. 13, 2020, 3:20 p.m.: A former owner of a Wichita Falls computer programming business, who was placed on 10 years probation for stealing personal information of around 100 of his customers, has been sentenced to 10 years probation again.

Kyle King received 10 years probation in 2016.

Then he was arrested in January 2019 on a charge of criminal mischief. The district attorney filed to revoke his probation, alleging King stole a camera, tested positive for alcohol and slashed a woman’s tire.

After several delays, his revocation hearing was held Thursday and the judge sentenced him to 10 years prison, suspended to 10 years supervised release, with intermediate sanctions, which means a stricter form of probation.

King will have to live in an intermediate facility an undetermined amount of time, such as a halfway house or treatment facility.

Officials said the court is waiting for a bed to open in a facility before assigning him.

King was arrested in 2014 after several victims came forward.

One victim said she had several bank accounts and credit cards opened in her name and that a collection agency called her about a loan she did not take out, that was traced back to King.

Police said King took clients’ personal information from his computer business and admitted to doing it because his business was failing.

A co-defendant told authorities he assisted in the crime because King needed money for his meth habit.

King was sentenced to 10 years probated but will serve time in an intermediate facility.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL)— The owner of a former Wichita Falls computer programming business may find out early next month if his probation sentence for stealing personal information of more than 100 customers will be revoked.

Kyle King and an accomplice both received 10 years probation for fraudulent use of more than 50 pieces of identifying information.

A hearing on revocation of probation is now set for January 13.

Prosecutors filed for revocation based on allegations king stole a camera, tested positive for alcohol, and punctured a woman’s tire.

King and Jeramy Brown were arrested after several victims came forward.

One victim said she had several bank accounts and credit cards opened in her name and that a collection agency called her about a loan she did not take out, that was traced back to King.

Police said King took clients’ personal information from his computer business and admitted to doing it because his business, King Computer Consulting, was failing.

Police said Brown told them he agreed to help in the scheme to help pay for King’s meth habit.

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