Midland City Council candidate suspect in ID theft scheme

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - Hundreds of people nationwide could be victims in an identity theft scheme that police say a Midland City Council candidate was involved with.

Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey said 28-year-old Allen Stoudemire of Midland City was placed in the Dale County Jail under $60,000 bond after he was charged with four counts of possession of a forged instrument last week.

Stoudemire's name is still expected to be on the ballot for the Aug. 26 election. Spivey said the candidate is acquainted with 24-year-old Shelira Ligon of Montgomery, who was arrested after a traffic stop late last week.

She is charged with five counts of illegal possession of a credit/debit card, five counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and the unlawful carrying of a firearm.

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