Ex-Minnesota worker accused in ID theft ring

Published 3:00 pm Saturday, September 7, 2013

ST. PAUL — A former Minnesota state employee is among four women charged in an alleged identity theft ring.

Ramsey County prosecutors allege the ring stole hundreds of identities.

Forty-nine-year-old Roxanne Deflorin of St. Paul, a former state worker, faces one count of identity theft and two counts of possession of a short-barreled shotgun.

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According to the complaint, Deflorin obtained identities and Social Security numbers from her former employer, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and from going through trash.

The charges say authorities found 355 different identities during a search of Deflorin’s home in August 2012. Those identities included members of the Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota.

Three other women face identity theft charges.

Deflorin remained in jail Friday.