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Ex-Milwaukee Co. Worker, Boyfriend Faces ID Theft Charge

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - A former contracted employee for the Milwaukee County human resources department faces an identify theft charge – and so does her boyfriend.

26-year-old Starlita Sims and 25-year-old Christopher Lee Jackson are each charged with one felony count. But Sheriff David Clarke said Monday that the couple is suspected of stealing the identities of over 30 county workers – and as a result, more charges are possible.

Both are due back in court Friday, when a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to order trials.

Prosecutors said Sims was employed by the Adecco staffing service when she started working for the county human resources department last December. The complaint listed one victim – deputy corporation counsel Mary Ann Grimes – who got calls from credit card companies asking about accounts that were opened in her name.

Meanwhile, investigators said Jackson rented a post office box that accepted mail addressed to Grimes and other county employees. And Jackson allegedly ordered a box of Grimes’ personal checks and had them sent to the post office box.

A search warrant affidavit said Jackson was living in a halfway house when he rented the box and applied for the credit cards. He was at the halfway house after doing time for drugs and weapons charged in 2007. Sims is free on bond. Jackson is being held on a $7,500 bond.

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