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KNOXVILLE - A former Knox County sheriff's deputy was arraigned in federal court in an identity theft case.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports 38-year-old Michelle Stiles is accused of stealing the driver's license from a crime victim and using it to open two credit accounts that she used to buy more than $9,000 worth of furniture and goods.

Stiles resigned from the Knox County Sheriff's Office after she was arrested on related state charges in November. She is charged in federal court with bank fraud, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Stiles was arrested Wednesday by agents with the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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