Central Illinois man faces identity theft charge

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MATTOON - Mattoon police say they have arrested a man who allegedly used stolen credit cards to make unauthorized purchases.

Authorities say Jeffrey Mingus, 32, was taken into custody in the 1400 block of Broadway Avenue on November 10 at about 9:32 a.m.  Mattoon police say Mingus was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mingus faces preliminary charges of aggravated identity theft and unauthorized use of a credit card.  Mattoon police say the charges allege that Mingus stole credit cards from an elderly female and used those cards to make purchases. 
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