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Anderson Co. D.A. urges citizens to protect themselves from identity theft

ANDERSON CO., January 13, 2014— On December 19, Doug Lowe, Anderson County District Attorney, obtained a grand jury indictment against against Leisa Annette Jones, 47, of Palestine, for stealing the identities of at least 20 local people to create bogus checks. The indictment returned by the Anderson County grand jury on December 19, 2013, alleges that forged checks were passed in Anderson and surrounding counties using confidential personal identifiers.

Because there may be other victims who are unknown to law enforcement, District Attorney Lowe encourages citizens to review their bank accounts, credit card statements, and credit reports to make sure their identities have not been used by Jones. To read full story, click here.

In light of this case, and other recent identity breaches in national retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus, District Attorney Lowe urges citizens to be cautious and vigilant in protecting their identities.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Lowe about the prominence of the issue, and what citizens can do to stay safe. Click below for more.

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