Holly would send spam after breaking into victims' online accounts, according to the affidavit. "He often used accounts belonging to celebrities because of the high volume of Internet traffic they attracted," it states.
The Josh Holly named in the affidavit is the same Josh Holly who was arrested last week on the credit card possession charges, according to Scott Augenbaum, supervisory special agent with the FBI's Memphis Division cybercrime squad. Augenbaum declined to comment further on the case.
Holly had left Tennessee, but FBI agents had hoped to arrest him while he was visiting his family for the Christmas holidays, according to court filings. More charges in the case are "likely", Rodriguez wrote in a Dec. 2, 2010 affidavit.
News of Holly's arrest was first reported Monday by local Tennessee media.