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WLOX Editorial: We need strong deterrents for would be ID thieves

Just last week we learned about four more thieves in Mississippi entering guilty pleas to identity theft charges. As ID theft becomes more and more prevalent, it seems to us that we need to stiffen the punishment for this kind of crime.  

The four who will soon be sentenced, face up to five years in prison. The sentence could be less. We all know, it's unlikely they will serve the entire sentence behind bars. 

Identity theft is quite expensive for the victims. We need strong deterrents for would be ID thieves; making them think twice about the risks they face when they are caught.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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