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Identity theft ring broken, state says

From his kiosk in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, a Brighton man led a sprawling identity theft ring that netted tens of thousands of dollars at the expense of a large number of victims, officials said Thursday.

The widespread operation was abruptly halted after Shahab ­“David” Yousheei, 36, was arrested Thursday morning on Boston Common when he allegedly tried to buy counterfeit money in a sting operation, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office said in a statement.

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