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Mitchell teen accused of identity theft

Mitchell police arrested an 18-year-old Mitchell man Tuesday for using another person's checks for purchases at two local gas stations.

Keigan Eric Scott Jacobson faces two felony counts of identity theft for allegedly passing two checks worth a total of $60 at two Mitchell gas stations to purchase gas and other items.

The owner of the checks, a Parkston resident, had reported them stolen, spurring a joint investigation between the Parkston and Mitchell police departments.

Mitchell Police Division Detective Lt. Don Everson said it is unknown whether Jacobson knew the person whose checks he allegedly used.

He said Jacobson told police he had been given the checks by another person, but refused to give investigators any details.

Identity theft is a felony punishable by two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.

He has been released from the Davison County Jail on his own recognizance.