Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for October 18 - 20, 2011

Tri-Valley police report4 ways to prevent identity theftA Case of Taken IdentityIt's National Protect Your Identity Week—Do you own a paper shredder?Police: Immigrant Used Officer's Stolen ID Over DecadeInmate church says identities were stolenMan charged with forgeryWhat Parents Need to Know About Child Identity TheftCharity's identity is stolenCensus: Safety first as counting beginsID fraud continues to rise as 80000 hit by crooks this year17 Credit Card Theft Victims All Shopped At Same Strip MallImmigrant jailed in case of officer's stolen IDX-ray scraps stolen from local hospitalsPasco deputies: Mexican immigrant used Texas cop's stolen identity

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Queens-based identity theft ring specialized in stolen Apple products
GlobalPostOctober 7, 2011

... products worth tens of thousands of dollars, as well as $850000 worth of computer equipment stolen from the Citigroup Building in Queens, $650000 in cash, seven handguns and a truckload of designer shoes, watches and identity theft equipment. ...more »

Check forgery ring targeting Houstonians
abc13.comOctober 10, 2011

One by one, they were caught on camera -- two unidentified women and a man were seen walking into a store where they went on a shopping spree using someone's stolen identity along with their money. "They're organized and they are effective," said ...more »

Stolen Identity. News and Stories

Tri-Valley police report
Contra Costa TimesOctober 20, 2011

IDENTITY THEFT -- Midnight. An identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Alamo Plaza. AUTO BURGLARY -- 6 pm Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of Via Serena. GRAND THEFT -- Midnight. A grand theft was reported in the 500 block of ...more »

4 ways to prevent identity theft
AZFamilyOctober 20, 2011

PHOENIX -- A recent report indicates that more than 8 million identities were stolen last year. The cases, on average, cost victims around $600 in fraudulent costs. So, to keep from becoming a victim, remind yourself to do the following. ...more »

A Case of Taken Identity
Bucknell UniversityOctober 19, 2011

The joint FBI/National White Collar Crime Center's Internet Crime Complaint Center logged more than 300000 complaints about various scams in 2010, and identity theft was the third most common complaint, according to the FBI website. ...more »

It's National Protect Your Identity Week—Do you own a paper shredder?
ConsumerReports.orgOctober 19, 2011

More than 8.1 million identities were stolen last year, and on average, victims were responsible for paying $631 in out-of-pocket costs to cover fraudulent debt or legal fees, according to a report by Javelin Strategy and Research. ...more »

Police: Immigrant Used Officer's Stolen ID Over Decade
WPBF West Palm BeachOctober 19, 2011

HOLIDAY, Fla -- Authorities said a Mexican immigrant is accused of using the stolen identity of a Texas police officer for more than a decade. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies said Sergio Morales Esquivel, 51, turned himself in to authorities on Monday. ...more »

Inmate church says identities were stolen
DesMoinesRegister.comOctober 19, 2011

A United Methodist congregation made up of inmates at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville said an Indianola woman and former inmate used its volunteers' personal information to steal 40 identities. Women at the Well United ...more »

Man charged with forgery
St. George Daily SpectrumOctober 19, 2011

GEORGE - Police connected a jailed forgery suspect to 14 stolen checks, one theft and two counts of identity fraud on Monday. St. George Police Public Information Officer Capt. James Van Fleet said Corey Mortensen, 42, 1787 N. Lava Flow Drive, ...more »

What Parents Need to Know About Child Identity Theft
Patch.comOctober 19, 2011

Stolen child IDs are a growing issue that can lead to big problems down the road. There can never be a good ending to that sentence. My first tip-off to the bad news inside was the information on the outside of the envelope. ...more »

Charity's identity is stolen
Melton TodayOctober 19, 2011

LEICESTERSHIRE Trading Standards is warning householders about a bogus charity clothing collection circulating the county which is falsely using the name of an established children's charity. National children's medical research charity 'Sparks' has ...more »

Census: Safety first as counting begins
SowetanOctober 19, 2011

HARDLY a week since the census began a laptop has been stolen and a life taken. IDENTITY VERIFICATION: Census fieldworker Simphiwe Faku introduces himself to Jennifer Steyn at her home in Sherwood, Port Elizabeth. Photo: BRIAN WITBOOI. ...more »

ID fraud continues to rise as 80000 hit by crooks this year
Mirror.co.ukOctober 18, 2011

Latest figures from CIFAS, the UK's Fraud Prevention Service, show the number of cases of people who have had their identity stolen by crooks has hit more than four million – 80000 so far this year alone. ...more »

17 Credit Card Theft Victims All Shopped At Same Strip Mall
NBC4i.comOctober 18, 2011

A rash of credit and debit card thefts is surfacing in Delaware as at least 17 people have had their identity stolen. All of the victims seem to live in the same area and many believe their credit card numbers were stolen at an area business. ...more »

Immigrant jailed in case of officer's stolen ID
MiamiHerald.comOctober 18, 2011

Authorities say a Mexican immigrant is accused of using the stolen identity of a Texas police officer for more than a decade. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies say 51-year-old Sergio Morales Esquivel turned himself in to authorities on Monday. ...more »

X-ray scraps stolen from local hospitals
phillyBurbs.comOctober 18, 2011

She said all the materials that were stolen were either older X-rays, damaged or under-developed X-rays or otherwise unusable. There was no identifying information on the X-rays, so identity theft is not an issue. In published reports, police said they ...more »

Pasco deputies: Mexican immigrant used Texas cop's stolen identity
Tampabay.comOctober 18, 2011

A Holiday man has been using a Texas police officer's identity for more than a decade, authorities say. In the late 1990s, Sergio Morales Esquivel — who is from Mexico and does not have American citizenship — broke ...more »

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