published Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Alabama grand jury indicts 3 NC residents in ID theft

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Three North Carolina residents are charged in what federal prosecutors call an identity theft ring operating in Alabama.

Authorities say 38-year-old Terrance Lavon Campbell; 40-year-old Renee Charlene Pointer and 44-year-old Terrence Donnell Wooten were indicted Wednesday on fraud and identity theft charges.

Court records aren’t yet available to show whether defense attorneys are representing the three, who come from Raleigh, N.C.

The three are accused of possessing more than 350 counterfeit debit and credit cards.

U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says the case is part of a trend of people coming to northern Alabama to commit identity fraud crimes.

Authorities say federal agents investigated the case with help from officials in the east Alabama city of Oxford and Calhoun County.

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