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Man pleads not guilty to stealing Ohio man’s identity

November 24, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, man accused of stealing an Ohio man’s identity and trying to use it to take over the lease of a luxury car has pleaded not guilty to identity theft.

KATU-TV reports 40-year-old Kenneth Colvin entered the not guilty pleas Friday to 14 counts of the crime.

Police arrested Colvin Nov. 13 after they say he responded to a post on swapalease.com seeking someone to take over the lease of a 2016 BMW 340.

Police say Colvin, while pretending to be Shaun Milleson, paid for a background check, paid for the lease transfer and a credit check on the credit history of Milleson.

Probable cause documents say Colvin agreed to meet the man to finalize the transaction Nov. 13.

Ohio investigators also were investigating identity theft against the actual Shaun Milleson.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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