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Husband, Wife Facing Identity Theft Charges

Posted at 9:27 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 22:29:40-05

A husband and wife wanted for theft have been nabbed hundreds of miles away.

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 36-year-old Jason Dewayne Johnson and his wife, 39-year-old Tarsha Nicole Johnson, used stolen ID's and Social Security numbers to open bank accounts at several bank branches in Rutherford County over a four month period.

Reports stated Tarsha would then deposit a fraudulent check and withdraw money before the bank caught on to the scam.

The couple was arrested at a Walmart in Gulfport, Mississippi over the weekend.

Both have been facing several charges including identity theft.