Jeffco Authorities Arrest Man for Identity Theft

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jefferson County sheriff's investigators have arrested a man and charged him with stealing the identities of hospice patients.

Sheriff's Sgt. Randy Christian, a spokesman, said Wednesday that 31-year-old Connie Butler Jr. of Birmingham is accused of stealing the identities to obtain credit cards and goods. He said the names of 5 victims have been identified so far.

All the patients are terminally ill.

Butler was charged with a single count of trafficking in stolen identities and possession of marijuana. He was placed in the Jefferson County Jail under bonds totaling $105,000.

Christian said the 2 month investigation continues and additional charges are possible.

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