Tennis instructor facing sex charges accused in card scheme

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey youth tennis instructor already facing sex-related charges involving minors is now charged in what prosecutors allege was a credit card identity theft scheme that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Monmouth County prosecutors on Friday announced conspiracy, theft, insurance fraud and forgery charges against 27-year-old Terry Kuo. Fifteen other people also face charges.

They are charged in an alleged scheme from 2015 to 2017 to steal identities, get credit cards and make $400,000 in purchases without payment.

Kuo was earlier charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and possessing and manufacturing child pornography.

Kuo’s attorney didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment Saturday. He said about the earlier charges that there was “more to this case than meets the eye.”

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