Chicken-Fried News: Who are you? 

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Usually, when identity theft makes the news, it’s about credit card skimmers or foreign hackers stealing vast swaths of bank data. But a traffic stop by Edmond police this month found that it can be a lot more personal, KOCO.com recently reported.

Kristina Marie Wilson, 35, was stopped in front of Edmond Memorial High School for driving 37 miles per hour in a school zone, police said. But instead of getting a ticket and being told to slow down, officers alleged they found drugs and money on Wilson, along with multiple IDs and credit cards bearing her face and different names, the TV news station reported.

“It’s a big ring,” Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon told KOCO.com. “They fly in a female to a specific state for about a week at a time.”

Armed with fake IDs, the woman was driven around town to different banks and withdrew as much money as possible from the accounts, Wagnon told the TV station.

After searching Wilson, KOCO.com reported that police found cash and two receipts from Bank of America strapped around her midsection.

“This one specific female, we can link to five states she’s been doing this,” Wagnon told KOCO.com.

A pair of banks claim they lost more than $220,000 to Wilson’s alleged scam.

The driver of the vehicle was released, however, because police did not have information linking him to the scheme.

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