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Couple nets probation in identity theft case

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Although she did not lose anything financially, she noted she did lose her feeling of being secure because Kathryn Hulsey put much of the ex-wife’s personal information online to websites promoting dating, casual sex and prostitution.

In addition, made-up advertisements were also sent to Craigslist, a website where people advertise for roommates, jobs and more.

The identity theft and cyber stalking occurred for about 1-1/2 years, but came to a halt on Feb. 1, 2007 when agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confiscated Kathryn Hulsey’s laptop computer and placed her under arrest.

According to Assistant District Attorney Bobby Hibbett, setting up an account in someone else’s real name on the Internet is committing identity theft.

The Hulseys received probation and are now living in Arizona. The victim does not agree with the outcome, but said the matter was over and could now move forward.

Mike Hulsey was charged with one count of invasion of privacy. The couple’s attorney said they were regretful about the incident. The attorney added that if the couple stays out of trouble, their records would be expunged when their probation ends.

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