6 arraigned in Alabama identity theft ring

Six people were arraigned Wednesday for their involvement in an identity theft ring.{} The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama says members of the identity theft ring conspired to fraudulently obtain credit cards by diverting mail to a phony mailbox at a Montgomery post office.{} A postal worker diverted mail, which included credit cards, to the mailbox and the suspects ran credit reports on victims before opening accounts in their names.{} About $600,000 total was stolen from innocent victims.{} The six who were arrested were from Alabama and Georgia and charged with identity theft, wire fraud and bank fraud.{} If convicted, they could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison and pay a fine of up to $1 million.