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5 charged with stealing from apartment applicants

Friday - 7/26/2013, 3:40am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Five people are charged with stealing $87,000 from applicants for housing at a Norfolk apartment complex.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/14byo9x ) that a federal grand jury has indicted Donte L. Battin, Ted Joe Armstead, Dymond Chappelle, Camron B. Witkowski and Cameron M. Allen on charges conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to U.S. District Court documents, the five worked together from January to March to steal personal information from those who applied for housing at the North Shore Gardens Apartments. With the information, they allegedly identified people's accounts at Navy Federal Credit Union and used the information to apply for loans in the names of the victims and to liquidate the accounts.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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