Former Fort Campbell inspector accused of stealing troops' IDs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former Fort Campbell inspector tasked with investigating misconduct says allegations that he stole the identities of Army personnel are ridiculous and "manufactured."
   
An indictment handed down Wednesday alleges 42-year-old James Robert Jones of Woodlawn, Tenn., used his position as an assistant inspector general at the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line to obtain personal information on active-duty Army officers, some of whom were deployed to Afghanistan.
   
In an email to The Associated Press on Thursday, Jones says he's not guilty of the charges and that he served with integrity.
   
The indictment says Jones used the identifications of soldiers to apply for a $12,000 loan from Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former Fort Campbell inspector whose job was to investigate misconduct has been accused of stealing the identities of Army personnel, including a soldier killed in combat, in a scheme to obtain thousands of dollars in bank loans.
   
The indictment handed down Wednesday alleges 42-year-old James Robert Jones used his position as an assistant inspector general to obtain personal information on Army officers, some of whom were deployed to Afghanistan.
   
The federal indictment says Jones is accused of using the information - including Social Security numbers and dates of birth - to apply for loans in the officers' names.
   
The indictment says that among those targeted was an enlisted soldier who had been killed in combat in Afghanistan.
   
Jones said Wednesday night he would plead not guilty to the charges.

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