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Yanier Tellez and Lazaro Martinez rented a car in Tampa, Fla., and drove to eastern Tennessee where they went on a month-long identity theft spree that caused nearly $40,000 in losses for the $7.6 billion Eastman Credit Union in Kingsport.

When ECU detected the fraudulent transactions in 2017, it triggered an investigation by local, county and federal law enforcement authorities that led to the arrest and conviction of Tellez and Martinez.

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