Tennessee man arrested in Kentucky on identity theft charges

A Tennessee man was arrested in Kentucky on forgery and identity theft charges.

Kentucky State Police say on Thursday around 12:12 p.m., a trooper pulled over a pick-up truck for a traffic violation on Interstate 24 near the 46 mile marker.

During the traffic stop the trooper saw several indicators of criminal activity.

The deputy got consent to search the truck and found $55,571 in cash.

The driver, 35-year-old Eleazar Cruz of McDonald, Tennessee, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument – identity theft and theft of identity.

He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Facility.

An investigation is ongoing.

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