Georgia man indicted in inmate identity theft scheme

Associated Press reports that Qadir Shabazz of Atlanta has been indicted by a grand jury on charges he used prisoners’ personal information in a nationwide ID theft scheme involving fraudulent tax returns.

Officials say Shabazz and co-conspirators operated a business named “Indigent Inmate” and distributed information to prisoners in facilities across the country. Inmates were told that they’d receive “prisoner benefits” in exchange for their personal information.

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