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Sprinter arrested for ID theft charges days before representing country

Aug 24, 2011 Matt Roesly

United States sprinter Jeremy Dodson has been accused of committing identity theft, the Washington Post reports. Dodson -who was scheduled to leave for Daegu, South Korea, to represent America in the International Association of Athletics Federation's world championships on August 27 - had his passport revoked as a condition of his arrest and bond. However, Dodson's agent, Vince Ewing, believes he has been framed. Ewing alleged that an "unidentified person" stole Dodson's identity, and the fraudulent behavior led to Dodson's arrest. "Mr. Dodson looks forward to cooperating with the Boulder district attorney and the Boulder police department during the discovery process," Ewing said, quoted by the news source. "We are confident that after this process, the facts … will come to light and a criminal complaint will not be filed against him." The Daily Camera reports that Dodson earned a spot on the team with a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in June.