Ex-Army inspector accused of stealing troops' IDs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Fort Campbell inspector tasked with investigating misconduct says allegations that he stole the identities of Army personnel are ridiculous and "manufactured."

An indictment handed down Wednesday alleges 42-year-old James Robert Jones of Woodlawn, Tenn., used his position as an assistant inspector general at the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line to obtain personal information on active-duty Army officers, some of whom were deployed to Afghanistan.

In an email to The Associated Press on Thursday, Jones says he's not guilty of the charges and that he served with integrity.

The indictment says Jones used the identifications of soldiers to apply for a $12,000 loan from Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union.

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