A man who served as assistant inspector general at Fort Campbell is accused of stealing soldiers’ identities to obtain fraudulent bank loans.
A federal grand jury has indicted 42-year old Sgt. First Class James Robert Jones of Woodlawn. Jones is charged with aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, making a false statement to a financial institution, obstructing justice and making false statements to investigators.
He is accused of using his job to obtain the Social Security numbers and other personal information of active duty officers, including some who were deployed to Afghanistan at the time, according to the United States Attorney's office. Prosecutors say at least one of the alleged victims was a soldier who had been killed in combat in Afghanistan.
He could spend over 30 years in prison, if convicted.