Former Indianapolis radio host charged with identity theft
A former Indianapolis radio host is facing theft and fraud charges after investigators say she stole the identities of several relatives to open credit cards.
Prosecutors say Kelli Jack-Kelly first began stealing personal information from her relatives in Anderson, including her father, her in-laws and her aunt in 2007.
WTHR interviewed Jack-Kelly for a story in 2006 when she was a deejay at 107.9.
Jack-Kelly is accused of using credit cards opened in her relatives' names at various central Indiana stores and restaurants. She faces up to three years in prison if convicted.
Jack-Kelly was arrested Monday and is currently being held at the Marion County Jail.
The Indiana Attorney General's Identity Theft Unit worked with Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cumming's office and the Anderson Police Department on the case.
Zoeller said identity theft is far from being a "victimless crime. The financial and emotional toll it takes on victims can be profound and the process of picking up the pieces can take years," he said.
Jack-Kelly faces four counts of identity deception and eight counts of fraud - all of which are Class D felonies carrying a penalty ranging from six months to three years. Charges were filed in Madison County Circuit Court 5 on April 8. Jack-Kelly's bond was set at $10,000.