Lauderdale County man accused of stolen valor arrested again for identity theft

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 4:41 PM CDT
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LAUDERDALE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - A man previously accused of stolen valor is now facing more charges after allegedly stealing a woman’s identity in Lauderdale County.

“We investigated it for well over a year,” said Florence Police Officer, Chad Breedwell.

Florence Police Department received a tip last September that William Travis Tucker was possibly using someone else’s identity to receive money.

According to court documents, Tucker stole a woman’s identity to obtain student loans in Lauderdale County. Court documents also state Tucker stole more than $2,500 from the same woman.

“He was able to get multiple loans in their name which ended up being thousands of dollars,” said Breedwell.

This is just another department that has investigated cases against Tucker in the last year.

On November 27, 2020, Tucker was arrested on stolen valor charges in Colbert County, after he was indicted by a grand jury. He was detained on new warrants a few hours later.

“He just liked to steal money. That was the biggest thing. By taking advantage of them. He was actually getting thousand of dollars from multiple people in multiple areas,” said Breedwell.

Tucker was arrested and indicted on Oct. 22 by a grand jury on one count of identity theft and one count of first-degree theft of property.

He was booked into the Lauderdale County Jail on a $60,000 bond.

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