Six people accused of taking part in an identity theft ring have been arrested, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.
The arrests were part of an investigation that began in January after mail and other items were stolen from mailboxes and houses. In some cases the stolen items were sold or pawned, and merchandise was purchased with credit cards that were opened with other people's names, the release said.
The identity theft ring investigation was conducted by the sheriff's office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin and the U.S. Marshals' Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force.
The six people that remain in the Bibb County jail on charges related to the investigation are: Michael Sean Jones, 45, charged with burglary, forgery and violation of probation; Aaron Michael Jones-Massey, 21, charged with burglary, aggravated battery, forgery, false imprisonment, stalking, harassing phone calls and violation of probation; Lewis Earl Corder, 33, charged with identity fraud, financial transaction card fraud and terroristic threats; Jennifer Ann Grata, 43, charged with burglary, forgery, theft by taking, identity fraud and financial transaction card fraud; James Thomas Watkins, 38, charged with financial transaction card fraud and parole violation; and Melissa Danyell Spires, 31, charged with theft by conversion.
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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.