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10 indicted in Denver-area racketeering ring

Charges stem from theft of more than $100,000

DENVER - Ten people have been indicted on charges of stealing more than $100,000 in a racketeering operation in the Denver area.     

The Denver district attorney's office said Wednesday the 75-count indictment includes charges of racketeering, identity theft, forgery and auto theft.    

Prosecutors say the group stole checks from mail and cars, used them to write phony checks and then created fake IDs to cash the checks at stores and banks.      

The DA's office says more than 270 people were victimized between September 2012 and August 2013.               

Prosecutors say seven of the suspects are in custody.

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