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November 7, 2013

Lowndes sheriff's deputies arrest suspects on multiple identity thefts

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Sheriff's Office released the following statement today:

Investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop around 6:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, Nashika Brunson and Albert Brunson, investigators received permission to conduct a search of the vehicle. During this search investigators located a notebook with the name, date of birth and Social Security numbers of over seventy different people. In addition to this book, investigators located twenty credit cards that had been encoded with stolen credit card information.

Both Nashika Brunson and Albert Brunson were arrested and transported to the Lowndes County Jail. They will appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court for a bond hearing this afternoon.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office have contacted the local office of the United States Secret Service and both agencies are working together collaboratively to contact victims and learn the source of the information.

Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information on this case, or any other case may contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com

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