Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Identity Theft Investigated

A somewhat unusual case of identity theft is under investigation today by the Putnam County sheriff's department. A 25-year-old resident of Ben Jared Road told authorities that he believes a Cookeville man has used his name and social security number to play poker games over the Internet. The victim says he's not sure just what sites the suspect is visiting, but says the man is a convicted sex offender and says he is alarmed that the suspect could be utilizing the information to defraud him.