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Memphis 'Idol' twins charged with forgery, theft

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - They sang like angels for their audition on Tuesday's 'American Idol' premiere, but a pair of Memphis twins may sound more like jailbirds by the time the show goes live from Hollywood.

Terrell Brittenum has been in jail since Januiary tenth on an outstanding warrant for charges related to the illegal purchase of a car in Rockdale County, Georgia, east of Atlanta.

He and his brother, Derrell, are accused of using another man's identity to buy a 2005 Dodge Magnum in June.

The Commercial Appeal newspaper reports Derrell was expected to turn himself in on the same charges of forgery, theft by deception and financial identity fraud.

The brothers auditioned together in September for the hit TV show 'American Idol' and impressed the show's prickly judges to continue to the next round. Segments of the show have already been recorded and will air during the next few weeks.

Fox Broadcasting Company refused to discuss the Brittenums or their status on the show.

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