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Identity theft ring indicted in Colorado

LAKEWOOD - A grand jury has indicted three people in an identity theft ring which targeted mail in several metro area communities.

Constance Matthews, 42, Matthew Sweeney, 41, and Sean Montgomery, 29, are facing felony charges under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. Sweeny and Matthews are in custody, but police are still looking for Montgomery.

Police say the three worked together to steal mail with checks or checking account numbers between April and October 2005. The group used the documents to create phony duplicates, according to police.

Officials say the group targeted residents in Lakewood, Morrison and Evergreen.

They passed more than 100 fake checks, according to police. The checks were cashed at banks, casinos and several businesses.


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