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Daycare operator faces fraud, identity theft charges

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FARGO - The operator of a West Fargo day care center that closed abruptly last fall appeared in court Wednesday on charges of identity theft and mail fraud.


Tracy Ann Rankin, who once ran the King of the Jungle child care center, is accused of bilking five banks out of $76,183 in a scheme that involved the identity theft of two people.

Rankin pleaded not guilty to all seven counts when she made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Fargo.

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