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Lowe’s worker charged with identity theft

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By Damon Lawrence

Harriman police charged a Lowe’s employee with identify theft last month.

Ali Nelson is accused of attempting to open a Lowe’s credit card account in her ex-husband’s name.

According to the arrest warrant, Michael Court contacted Harriman police about the matter on Jan. 9.

“The victim said he recently received a notice from credit reporting agency Experian that someone attempted to open a credit card in his name at Lowe’s in Harriman, but the account was denied,” the warrant said.

“The victim said he suspected his ex-wife, the defendant Ali Nelson, whom is a employee of Lowe’s.”

The warrant said the loss prevention department at Lowe’s was asked to provide documentation related to the case.

“On Jan. 17, 2014, I received copy of the video surveillance and the documentation showed the defendant was the one who attempted to open the account,” the warrant said.

Nelson, 27, was arrested at the store on Jan. 23.

She’s scheduled to appear in Roane County General Sessions Court in March.