Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for October 28 - 31, 2011

Costa Mesa man guilty of identity theftStolen Vehicle And ID Theft InvestigationReal Laptop Theft Recoveries Involving Armed Standoffs, Drug Rings, and Wanted ...Seniors, disabled victims of theftJames Larson of Ashwaubenon gets 4 years for stealing dead soldiers' IDHoosiers have new tool kit to help protect against ID theftPolice Report: Garbage Bags Ripped; Identity TheftPersonal finance: Children more vulnerable than adults to ID theftAttorney General rolls out online Identity Theft Prevention ToolkitIdentity theft empties woman's pocketsPoll: Can Identity Be Stolen On Facebook?How to Prevent Identity TheftHow to Prevent Identity TheftWhitman student arrested for allegedly producing ID cardsPublic Eye: Identity theft hit 1 million Californians last year

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Betfair Admits to Keeping Identity Theft a Secret
CompatiblePokerOctober 2, 2011

When the online gambling giant Betfair issued its flotation prospectus in September last year, the group did not reveal details of a huge cyberattack that took place on its site, where the personal details of millions of players were stolen by hackers. ...more »

Pair arrested in connection with rash of Bellingham mail thefts
Bellingham HeraldOctober 5, 2011

Ashbach-Martinez was arrested on suspicion of second-degree possession of stolen property, first-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree theft and 10 counts of second-degree identity theft. Anyone who thinks their mail may have been stolen should ...more »

Stolen Identity. News and Stories

Costa Mesa man guilty of identity theft
OCRegisterOctober 31, 2011

By LARRY WELBORN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER LOS ANGELES – A Costa Mesa man has been convicted of identity theft and other federal crimes for his role in a credit-card fraud scheme that targeted members of the Vietnamese community. Hung Van Tieu, 62, ...more »

Stolen Vehicle And ID Theft Investigation
MyMotherLode.comOctober 31, 2011

Anyone that recently had a television stolen is encouraged to contact the Angels Camp Police Department and provide a description. Mac Kern faces charges related to possession of stolen property, identity theft, vehicle theft, reckless driving, ...more »

Real Laptop Theft Recoveries Involving Armed Standoffs, Drug Rings, and Wanted ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 31, 2011

Not only did the stolen laptop contain evidence of identity theft, the suspect was also in possession of a large cache of drugs and was taken into custody immediately. In Metairie, Louisiana, a high school student's laptop was stolen in a vehicle ...more »

Seniors, disabled victims of theft
Times Record NewsOctober 31, 2011

Step by step Mary discovered a grim reality; after gaining the elderly woman's power of attorney when she entered nursing care, Mary's relative looted her accounts, cashed Social Security checks, maxed out her two credit cards and used her identity to ...more »

James Larson of Ashwaubenon gets 4 years for stealing dead soldiers' ID
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 30, 2011

RHINELANDER — The last of three people has been sentenced for a scheme involving the use the stolen identities of dead Wisconsin soldiers to pass bad checks. James Larson, 26, of Ashwaubenon was sentenced Wednesday in Oneida County Circuit Court to ...more »

Hoosiers have new tool kit to help protect against ID theft
Evansville Courier & PressOctober 30, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can take steps to protect against identify theft with a new tool kit posted online by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. The site — www.indianaconsumer.com/idtheft — can also help victims of identity theft restore their ...more »

Police Report: Garbage Bags Ripped; Identity Theft
Patch.comOctober 29, 2011

A GPS, four bags from Kmart and a bag that had sentimental value was reportedly stolen at 9:25 am Thursday from a vehicle parked in the 700 block of East Newhall. A theft was reported at 9:57 am Thursday in the 200 block of West Main Street. ...more »

Personal finance: Children more vulnerable than adults to ID theft
Fort Worth Star TelegramOctober 29, 2011

A report from ID Analytics, an identity theft protection company, estimated that 142000 children in the US are identity fraud victims each year. The report was cited by the FTC at a child identity theft forum this summer. For perspective, 74.2 million ...more »

Attorney General rolls out online Identity Theft Prevention Toolkit
Fox 59October 29, 2011

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has launched an Identity Theft Prevention Toolkit and educational webpage to help Hoosiers protect themselves from becoming identity theft victims, detect the crime and restore their reputations. ...more »

Identity theft empties woman's pockets
WIVBOctober 28, 2011

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A Buffalo woman says a case of identity theft has turned her life upside down. The victim claims the Social Security Administration will not help her, so she Called 4 Action. Monthly Social Security checks are being replaced by ...more »

Poll: Can Identity Be Stolen On Facebook?
Patch.comOctober 28, 2011

Should impersonating someone in social media be considered identity theft? Does social media not fall under that category? Or should it only be considered such if someone is being defamed? Let us know what you think by voting in our poll. ...more »

How to Prevent Identity Theft
KHAS-TVOctober 28, 2011

You can reduce the risk of online identity theft by taking these steps: Have you ever gotten an email that claims to be from your bank or favorite online auction and says something along the lines of “You must restore account access” or “Your credit ...more »

How to Prevent Identity Theft
ABC 57 NewsOctober 28, 2011

You can reduce the risk of online identity theft by taking these steps: Have you ever gotten an email that claims to be from your bank or favorite online auction and says something along the lines of “You must restore account access” or “Your credit ...more »

Whitman student arrested for allegedly producing ID cards
Bellingham HeraldOctober 28, 2011

Van Neste reportedly used an instructor's password to get access to all ID numbers of students, faculty and staff. One student's stolen identity was used to buy food on campus, Bennett said. The police department's computer forensics investigator is ...more »

Public Eye: Identity theft hit 1 million Californians last year
Sacramento BeeOctober 28, 2011

Identity theft occurs when your personal or financial information is stolen and used to drain funds, open accounts, obtain loans or conduct other financial mischief in your name. It can happen with bank statements, medical records, even by stealing ...more »

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