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Identity Theft Hits Mother Lode

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Identity theft reported in the Mother Lode. Two Sonora residents told Sheriffs Department investigators accounts had been opened in their names by persons unknown to them.

A Sonora woman told investigators someone opened a credit card in her name and charged more than $900. The Wal-Mart fraud department told local deputies the credit application was obtained on-line from another state.

In second case of identity theft, a Sonora man reports someone in San Francisco opened an account under his name.