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Springs police break up ID theft, counterfeit ring

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Springs police say they’ve broken up a ring of methamphetamine addicts who wrote fictitious checks and made counterfeit bills to support their habit.

Colorado Springs police announced Wednesday that eight of 11 suspects sought are in custody. Pending charges include identity theft, theft, and violation of Colorado’s organized crime law.

Police say investigators launched the investigation in March after an increase of reports of fictitious checks and counterfeit bills being passed a Colorado Springs stores and restaurants.

Investigators say the ring is responsible for defrauding victims of more than $63,000.

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