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Chase in South Dakota ends in arrest of 2 for identity theft

ABERDEEN (AP) -- Law enforcement authorities say two men are facing identity theft and other charges following a high-speed chase in northeast South Dakota.

ABERDEEN (AP) - Law enforcement authorities say two men are facing identity theft and other charges following a high-speed chase in northeast South Dakota.

Spink County State's Attorney Victor Fischbach says the men threw receipts and credit cards out the window during the chase Wednesday on U.S. Highway 281.

Fischbach says the chase for 38-year-old Elivanjob Espinosa-Leon and 46-year-old Wilmar Vargas-Rodriguez began after a gas station clerk in Redfield called authorities because the men were behaving suspiciously.

Fischback says the men are believed to be involved in incidents in other areas, including Brown County, where several people reported compromised financial accounts due to skimmers recently found on two gas pumps. Fishback says Brown County authorities are aware of the arrests.

The men, believed to be from Las Vegas, are in custody on $20,000 cash-only bonds. It wasn't immediately clear if they have legal representation.

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