Woman Charged With Stealing her Kids' Identities

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The difficult part of being an identity thief if gaining access to such personal information as birthdays and Social Security numbers. But a North Carolina woman who's been arrested on identity theft charges has come up with a method to make the process easy: by targeting her own children.

Bristol Kay King, 34, faces 12 counts of identity theft and unlawfully obtaining credit cards in connection with the crimes, in which police say her own children were the victims. In fact, it was her children who got her busted. According to King's arrest report, her kids noticed packages addressed to them were regularly arriving at their mom's house. However, she told them they weren't allowed to open them. The kids told their dad and stepmom, who ran a credit check on the children and notified police.

King, who was booked Friday, is being held on a $120,000 secured bond.

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