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Applescript for finding and moving several files?

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All over my Mac's hard drive I have several files that begin with a 5 digit number in many different folders, i.e. "" and ""

Is there a way I can use Applescript or Automator to find every file that begins with file name "XXXXX" (where "XXXXX" is one of several hundred 5-digit numbers in a list- which I already have available). Then I would need it to move all those files to a specified folder. I wouldn't want it to copy and paste, but rather move, since I'm really just trying to wipe them off my Mac eventually.

The list of 5-digit numbers is over a thousand, and it's in .txt format (one per line). I could easily convert that to another list/file type if that would make the applescript run better. The list looks something like this:


Any thoughts from an Applescript-savy individual?
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