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6 arraigned in Alabama identity theft ring

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Six people were arraigned Wednesday for their involvement in an identity theft ring.  The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama says members of the identity theft ring conspired to fraudulently obtain credit cards by diverting mail to a phony mailbox at a Montgomery post office.  A postal worker diverted mail, which included credit cards, to the mailbox and the suspects ran credit reports on victims before opening accounts in their names.  About $600,000 total was stolen from innocent victims.  The six who were arrested were from Alabama and Georgia and charged with identity theft, wire fraud and bank fraud.  If convicted, they could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison and pay a fine of up to $1 million.

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