Nearly 200 Baton Rouge high school students fall victim to identity theft

Amber Stegall reports:

The Baton Rouge Police Department is conducting an identity theft investigation involving at least 187 potential victims, all students at a Baton Rouge high school, and the suspect in the case is a 17-year-old student from the school.

The investigation began on January 17, 2012 when Uniformed Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop in the 6500 block of Greenwell Street. During the traffic stop, police found Arnetia Buckles, 17, to be in possession of several sheets of paper listing the names, dates of birth and social security numbers of 159 people, all believed to be students at the East Baton Rouge Acceleration Academy.

Investigators believe that Buckles, a student at EBR Acceleration Academy, somehow obtained the printout of personal information from the school.

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