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Woman Arrested on Identity Theft Charges

Posted April 7, 2008 8:04 p.m. EDT

— Detectives arrested a woman suspected of stealing a social security number and running up a tax bill with the Internal Revenue Service.

Beda Ramirez-Ramirez, 39, of 129 S. Tenth Ave. A-2, Siler City, faces one felony charge of financial identity theft.

Magda Robles contacted the Chatham County Sheriff's Office after a call from the IRS, investigators said. Officials had told Robles that she owed the federal government more than $4,000 in income taxes.

Detective Chris Perry conducted a week-long investigation and found probable cause that Ramirez-Ramirez had illegally used Robles' social security number.

Ramirez-Ramirez was released on a written promise to appear in court in Pittsboro on April 14.