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Investigators arrest Covington woman on identity theft charges
Crime - LOCAL

PIKE COUNTY – Investigators with the Pike County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) have arrested a Covington woman on identity theft charges.

According to a Facebook post from PCSO’s official account, deputies arrested Jennifer Johnson, 35, of Covington after a citizen from Pike County reported that her identity had been stolen.

Police were able to track down the stolen identity using surveillance cameras from various stores, tracing the stolen identity back to Johnson.

Johnson was charged with identity theft and two counts of attempted identity theft. She was also wanted out of Cherokee County for a separate case of identity theft.

At the time of Johnson’s arrest, police found multiple other false driver licenses and passport identification cards. It is believed that these are additional victims separate from the first case. No additional charges have currently been filed for those documents at this time.

Johnson is currently being held at the Pike County jail where she is awaiting a bond hearing. 

PCSO is reminding citizens to frequently check their credit reports and to be aware of possible identity theft as it is on the rise.

“We would like to remind citizens to keep a frequent check on your credit report for unauthorized accounts as identity theft is one of the most frequently reported crimes,” the Facebook post from PCSO read.