- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - A 26-year-old North Texas man has been convicted on federal charges of organizing an identity theft ring that victimized more than 1,000 people.

Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that Anthony Minor of Cedar Hill was convicted of nine counts that include bank fraud and aggravated identification theft.

Prosecutors say he was the leader of a ring that included six others and operated over four years before Minor was caught in 2013 at a Dallas hotel. Stolen IDs and counterfeit checks were found in his hotel room. He was also found with a $900 bottle of Dom Perignon. He had used a stolen credit card to pay for the champagne.

Five other defendants have been convicted while the sixth remains a fugitive.

Minor is scheduled to be sentenced in January.

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