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Identity Thief Says She's a ‘Different Person Now'

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In August, a federal judge in Seattle sentenced Alicia Cruz, 31, to four years in prison for violating court-ordered drug treatment stemming from a 2011 conviction for stealing the identities of more than 300 people. Cruz had won a second chance (drug treatment, instead of prison) by convincing the judge she was no longer a crook — that this time, she would abandon her identity-theft life and go straight. "I'm a different person now," Cruz said.

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