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Woman jailed after police find 670 stolen identities in her car

By Mason White 11:35 AM September 20, 2013
Pia Sims 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A woman had a complex scheme where she got unsuspecting people to hand over all their personal information including their social security numbers.

The woman, Pia Sims, 26, promised to help single mothers by getting them grants, but she never handed over the grant money. Police said that she allegedly kept the money for herself.

Sims was arrested by police in Memphis, Tennessee, on suspicion of stealing personal identities of hundreds of victims.

Sims was detained by police for driving on a suspended license and without insurance. During a search of her vehicle, officers discovered about $50,000 in cash in her trunk along with the identities of hundreds of people.

Investigators accused her of fraud on a massive scale. Police said that she would contact mostly single, black mothers, and promised to get them grants from the government.

Police found identities of 672 different people, which included names, social security numbers, dates of birth, debit cards with names and PIN numbers, tax documents, social security cards, and different Tennessee identifications.

Authorities believe there are other victims in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, whose identities have been stolen, but probably do not know yet. She was placed under arrest and booked into jail. Her bond was set at $2 million.