Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Stolen Social Security Numbers Investigated
An investigation is underway into the possibly illegal use of social security numbers in Putnam County. According to a report by Sheriff's Deputy Ron Harris, two women allegedly tried to use invalid social security numbers to obtain electric service through the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative. An employee of the co-op ran a credit check on one of those numbers and found that it came back to someone who was listed as being deceased. The other social security number came back to a man, not a woman. One of the suspects told Deputy Harris that she would turn over the ID card with the fake number, but the report does not indicate just how she came to be in possession of it.