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Identity theft ring broken up, 22 arrested

A four-month investigation by state and local officials and four federal agencies has broken up the largest identity theft ring to hit Kentucky, state officials said. Police arrested 22 people charged with stealing people’s identities to manufacture fake Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, birth certificates and resident alien cards. Authorities said the ring peddled counterfeit ID cards to illegal immigrants in Boone County and the Lexington area for between $90 and $200. Driver’s licenses from Kentucky, Utah, Colorado, California, Ohio and Mexico were faked. Boone County has the highest population of Hispanics in northern Kentucky, many illegally in the United States seeking work. Full Story

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