Four arrested for ID theft

Four people have been arrested on burglary and identity theft charges, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

William Austin Davis, 28, of Southside, is charged with one count of third-degree burglary, one count of first-degree theft of property, one count of identity theft, six counts of illegal possession of a credit/debit card and trafficking in stolen identity. Bond is set at $125,000.

Amanda Leigh Johnson, 31, of Southside, is charged with one count of identity theft and one count of illegal possession of a cred/debit card and trafficking in stolen identity. Bond is set at $31,500.

Christopher Joseph Hale, 31, of Gadsden, is charged with one count of third degree burglary, one count of first-degree theft of property, one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft and one count of illegal possession of a credit/debit card. Bond is set at $40,000.

Amanda Denise Drew, 27, of Ashland, is charged with one count of third-degree burglary, one count of first-degree theft of property, one count of identity theft, and two counts of illegal possession of a credit/debit card. Bond is set at $40,000.

Hale told investigators that he drove his vehicle to a residence on Spout Springs Road, Attalla, where Drew and Davis broke into the house and stole a rifle, jewelry, a safe containing cash, personal documents, insurance information, and Belk and Exxon Mobile credit cards.

The group used the credit cards on several occasions at two local convenience stores and produced false credit cards using the stolen account numbers.

All four are in the Etowah County Detention Center.

Article source: http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20170830/four-arrested-for-id-theft

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