Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for December 30 - 31, 2011

ID thieves find easy pickings in CaliforniaWoman Using Stolen Checks Around MetroData breaches in 2011 carry unknown personal costsID theft still a crime of opportunityTax fraud victims sue IRS for refundJANE COUCH FURY AT ID THEFTIrvine Police Arrest Woman for Elaborate Frauds, RobberiesSuit: IRS withholds refund after man's ID stolenWest Linn man charged in identity theft caseBizCloud Computing Consultants: Tips for Protecting Your Identity and Privacy ...Police Release Photos of Alleged Identity ThiefMonuments vanish, power cut as metal thieves stalk UKStudy: Medical Identity Theft Rising SharplyThieves, Vandals Lack The Christmas SpiritIdentity Theft Victim Receives $4000 Bill From IRS

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Protected Patient Data Increasingly Being Lost, Stolen
MedPage TodayDecember 1, 2011

Three out of 10 respondents (29%) said a data breach resulted in medical identity theft -- up 26%. And two out of five respondents (41%) blamed data breaches on employee negligence -- not following data-handling procedures, sloppy mistakes, ...more »

Law and Order: Oakfield woman accused of identify theft
The BatavianDecember 6, 2011

Gail Patricia Rumble, 47, of North Pearl Street, Oakfield, is charged with identity theft. Rumble is accused of using another person's identity to secure services illegally. David L. Andrews, 24, of 19 Holland Ave., Batavia, is charged with criminal ...more »

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ID thieves find easy pickings in California
Inland Valley Daily BulletinDecember 31, 2011

From online purchases to discarded credit cards, personal information is not as secure as it used to be. "It varies sometimes, from credit card fraud to check fraud to tax return fraud prepared with someone's Social Security number," McBride said. ...more »

Woman Using Stolen Checks Around Metro
WOWTDecember 31, 2011

Gallo explained. Investigators want to find out who this identity theft suspect is, and see if she's connected to the truck arson. If you have any information on whom this woman is contact Sarpy County Crimestoppers at 402-592-7867.more »

Data breaches in 2011 carry unknown personal costs
OregonLive.comDecember 31, 2011

Part of the reason for the sharp rise, said Richard Kam, ID Experts president, is that the health care sector has "so much less fraud detection" than there is in the financial services industry. Health care providers and insurers, generally, ...more »

ID theft still a crime of opportunity
News ChiefDecember 31, 2011

Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Vernon Noad with the Fraud Division, said thieves can also steal a bank account number and print fake checks using a computer and check stock from an office supply store. Weiss said password-protected online payments through a ...more »

Tax fraud victims sue IRS for refund
Tbo.comDecember 31, 2011

By ELAINE SILVESTRINI | The Tampa Tribune As far as Jay Gordon is concerned, the Internal Revenue Service was the victim of someone who used Gordon's identity to commit tax fraud, and now Gordon and his wife are victims of the IRS. ...more »

JANE COUCH FURY AT ID THEFT
Daily StarDecember 31, 2011

By Kevin Francis, Boxing Clever JANE COUCH has been KO'd by hackers who stole her identity in a bid to con her friends out of money. The five-times world champion was furious when she contacted me and vowed: “If I get my hands on those hackers they ...more »

Irvine Police Arrest Woman for Elaborate Frauds, Robberies
KTLADecember 30, 2011

Kim used what turned out to be a stolen identity, then told police she had been abused by a 44-year-old Irvine businessman. Kim showed injuries that appeared to be consistent with domestic violence, but police now believe they were self-inflicted. ...more »

Suit: IRS withholds refund after man's ID stolen
Tampabay.comDecember 30, 2011

The Gordons filed suit earlier this week in Tampa federal court asking a judge to order the IRS to pay their legitimate $2513 tax refund the agency is withholding. (The couple filed their return a month after IRS notification of the audit.) ...more »

West Linn man charged in identity theft case
KATUDecember 30, 2011

That's where police arrested Khoi Lai on identity theft charges. Police said Lai was using credit cards to make purchases online and ship those purchases to his West Linn apartment. One of the charges Ivins found out about was $275 spent at a Swiss ...more »

BizCloud Computing Consultants: Tips for Protecting Your Identity and Privacy ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)December 30, 2011

As Internet users share ever more information on social media and other websites, their vulnerability to having their identities stolen or privacy violated continues to increase. While privacy and security threats continue to grow, there are a number ...more »

Police Release Photos of Alleged Identity Thief
Patch.comDecember 30, 2011

By Paul Squire The Riverhead Town Police Department and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are seeking the identity and location of an unknown the woman police said used stolen credit cards to make several unauthorized purchases of more than $1000 in ...more »

Monuments vanish, power cut as metal thieves stalk UK
ReutersDecember 30, 2011

In England's North East, which police say is the epicenter of railway metal theft, police are from January trialing a system in which scrap sellers must prove their identity so that stolen metal can be traced. A large chunk of Britain's five billion ...more »

Study: Medical Identity Theft Rising Sharply
Credit.com News (blog)December 30, 2011

About 30 percent of those breaches already have led to identity theft, respondents said. “Our study found that the number of data breaches among healthcare organizations . . . is still growing—eroding patient privacy and contributing to medical ...more »

Thieves, Vandals Lack The Christmas Spirit
Patch.comDecember 30, 2011

21-27: Police receive reports of burglary, identity theft and domestic abuse. • A resident in the 10 block of Skylark Drive reported his 8' x 8' inflatable globe Christmas decoration was slashed. This occurred last year too. The loss is $325. ...more »

Identity Theft Victim Receives $4000 Bill From IRS
WOWTDecember 30, 2011

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. by Boone on Dec 30, 2011 at 01:59 PM If I got a letter from the IRS, I probably wouldn't understand it either. I was born here and paid taxes for years. ...more »

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