Police bust theft ring, arrest 2, seize Lexus and 91K in cash - CBS46 News

Police bust theft ring, arrest 2, seize Lexus and 91K in cash

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Cherokee investigators say they have arrested two men in connection to an identity theft ring.

Robert A. Smith, 46, and Robert A. Hill, 49, were arrested after investigators discovered the duo had been stealing identities and opening credit cards at several stores.

Cherokee investigators said they seized high end retail property, a 1999 Lexus, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and over $91,000.00 in cash from Hill and Smith's home.

Police say the men would order high price items then sell the items on eBay.

Investigators suspect Hill has been conducting this operation for over 15 years with approximately $9 million in loss to various victims.

Hill is charged with conspiracy to commit retail property fencing and violation of the Georgia RICO Act.

Smith is charged with five counts of identity fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit identity fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit retail property fencing and violation of the Georgia RICO Act.

Police say arrested and additional arrests are anticipated.

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