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Opelika woman arrested for identity theft

March 18 2024

Auburn, Ala. - On March 17, 2024, Auburn Police arrested Kierra Von'Trieve Hutcherson, age 25, from Opelika, AL, on a felony warrant charging her with identity theft.

The arrest stems from Auburn Police receiving a report involving a fraudulent check on Jan. 31, 2023. Police met with a complainant that reported a check made out to a business was mailed to the intended recipient from a location in Auburn. While in transit, the check was stolen, altered and deposited in a bank account associated with a suspect.

Hutcherson was developed as a suspect, and after further investigation, an arrest warrant for identity theft was obtained. Hutcherson was located by police on March 17, 2024 and arrested in obedience to the warrant.

Hutcherson was transported to the Lee County Jail and held on a $5,000 bond.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.