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Two charged with identity theft in Mitchell

Two Mitchell residents were recently charged with identity theft after allegedly using credit cards that belonged to someone else.

Matthew Sweeney, 31, was issued an arrest warrant on Dec. 31, stemming from three November incidents in which he allegedly took a U.S. Bank card from a Mitchell residence and used it three times between Nov. 6 and Nov. 24 at Wal-Mart and Cherrybee's Floral in Mitchell. Bail was set at $2,000.

James Chapman, 55, was arrested on Dec. 28 for taking a credit card on Dec. 21 at Arnie's Gas Station that was dropped by another customer, court documents state. He allegedly returned to the gas station and used the card to make a purchase.

Chapman allegedly admitted to the offense and hid the card on the Arnie's Gas Station counter, which was later found by an employee.

Sweeney was charged with three counts of identity theft, class 6 felonies punishable upon conviction by up to 2 years in prison and a $4,000 fine.

Chapman was charged with one count of the same offense.

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