Police Bust Identity Theft Ring

Police Bust Identity Theft Ring

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Debbie Dujanovic reporting Salt Lake County officials have broken up an identity theft ring operating in Utah, Montana, and possibly Idaho. They were tipped off by Montana authorities.

Detectives say the suspects moved to Salt Lake City because they were on the run from Montana authorities.

The suspects allegedly furnished their entire apartment in Salt Lake using credit cards and cash they'd gotten by stealing people's identities.

That's at least $35,000 worth of items, including clothes, video game systems, electronics, four camcorders, even the coffee table.

Detectives teamed up with Montana police to raid the apartment yesterday, taking a trailer as evidence.

Two people are now in custody.

Local detectives say identity theft is the "most overwhelming problem" they're dealing with right now.

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