Local

Ex-Army inspector accused of stealing troops’ IDs says charges are false

Ex-Army inspector accused of stealing troops’ IDs says charges are false

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Fort Campbell inspector whose job was to investigate misconduct has been charged with stealing the identities of fellow Army personnel, including a soldier who had been killed in combat. Jones said the allegations are ridiculous and “manufactured.”

Acting U.S. Attorney David Rivera in Nashville says 42-year-old James Robert Jones of Woodlawn, Tenn., was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated identity theft, bank fraud and making a false statement to a financial institution. Jones was an assistant inspector general at Fort Campbell along the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

The indictment claims Jones used his position to obtain Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information of active-duty Army officers. Some of them were deployed to Afghanistan at the time.

In an email to The Associated Press on Thursday, Jones says he’s not guilty of the charges and that he served with integrity.

The indictment says Jones used the identifications of soldiers to apply for a $12,000 loan from Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Recent Headlines

Fresh
return-1

33 minutes ago in Military, News

551st MP “Hooligans” return home

Soldiers with the 3rd Platoon, 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans” returned to Fort Campbell

Fresh
grimeys

58 minutes ago in Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music

Local stores celebrate Record Store Day

Independent retailers will celebrate around the world on April 19

phone

today in Crime, News

Citizens warned of “Global Sweepstakes” scam

Victims have reported the scam nationwide