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April 4, 2013

Woman accused of identity theft

ECHOLS COUNTY — Echols County Sheriff Randy Courson arrested a Florida woman Tuesday following an investigation into possible identity fraud.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday afternoon, a citizen contacted Courson, stating that mail had been sent to some of their rental properties under names other than the tenants who lived there. Courson dispatched Investigator Will Neel to the scene to start an investigation, and while he was taking down information, a call came into the landlord from a tenant that an unknown person was at their address, attempting to pick up mail.

Neel observed a blue 2000 Nissan Maxima leaving the tenant’s residence and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. After speaking with the vehicle’s driver, he received consent to search the car and discovered several credit cards and billing statements belonging to different individuals.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, “Evidence collected from the vehicle tied (the driver)  to multiple felony cases being worked by several agencies to include the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Valdosta Police Department, and Lowndes County Sheriff's Office as well as other surrounding agencies involving identity fraud and other charges.”

Ashley Renea Humphrey, 24, of Jasper, Fla. was taken into custody and initially charged with three counts of felony identity fraud and one felony count of attempting and conspiring to commit identity theft.

Other charges and arrests are pending the outcome of the investigation. Humphrey also faces multiple counts of felony identity fraud charges in Hamilton County, FL, Suwannee County, FL, Lowndes County, and Valdosta. 

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