Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

Identity fraud victim tracks down claimMan charged with grand theft, online images led to suspect ID3 Tennessee residents indicted on conspiracy and identity theft chargesBerkeley High safety officer accused of ID theftWhat to Do If Your Refund Is StolenNew York man charged with identity theftIdentity Theft Most Common Complaint Among ConsumersNew Study Demonstrates Risk of Data and Identity Theft Still Misunderstood and ...Minnesota: Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraudMinnesota: Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraudIdentity thieves targeting tax returnsNumber 1 Consumer Complaint: Identity TheftMichelle Singletary: Your online profile may help identity thievesBerkeley High safety officer accused of ID theftJury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud conspiracy

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Brainerd/Baxter stores part of 14-state federal identity theft ring
Brainerd Daily DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

By Jennifer Stockinger A federal indictment was recently filed charging 12 people in connection with an identity theft ring allegedly responsble for the theft of more than $2 million from financial insititutions and retail businesses in at least 14 ...more »

Florida woman, Illinois man indicted for identity theft, attempted bank fraud ...
al.com (blog)February 1, 2012

By Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Florida woman and a man from Illinois who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Birmingham today for conspiracy, attempted bank fraud and identity theft had tried to attach a secret ...more »

Stolen Identity. News and Stories

Identity fraud victim tracks down claim
Local 10February 29, 2012

A Local 10 viewer who was a victim of identity theft said she tracked her own tax return fraudulently filed at a Miami flea market. A check on that business inside Flea Market USA found it had been closed and shuttered. A few miles away at a storefront ...more »

Man charged with grand theft, online images led to suspect ID
OcalaFebruary 29, 2012

Surveillance video and still photographs of the suspect were displayed on the Ocala.com website Tuesday and multiple leads about the man's possible identity poured into the Ocala Police Department. Reports note that lead detective Scott Rowe was ...more »

3 Tennessee residents indicted on conspiracy and identity theft charges
al.com (blog)February 29, 2012

By Jeremy Gray -- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A federal grand jury today indicted three Tennessee residents on conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges and charged one of them with fraudulent possession of debit or credit cards, ...more »

Berkeley High safety officer accused of ID theft
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 29, 2012

(02-29) 12:03 PST BERKELEY -- The head safety officer at Berkeley High School has been charged with identity theft for allegedly using a special education teacher's bank account information to pay his utility bills. William Keys, 41, of Oakland ...more »

What to Do If Your Refund Is Stolen
Smartmoney.com (blog)February 29, 2012

For the 12 th year in a row, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission in 2011, with nearly 280000 complaints, according to a report released on Tuesday. And a bigger chunk of those cases is tax ...more »

New York man charged with identity theft
Journal InquirerFebruary 29, 2012

By Mike Savino A Brooklyn, NY, man is facing 39 counts each of credit card theft and third-degree identity theft after police said he used stolen debit cards to purchase more than $6000 in goods from area stores. The man, Ted Pyronneau, 24, ...more »

Identity Theft Most Common Complaint Among Consumers
LoanSafeFebruary 29, 2012

(MCT) — Consumers complained to the Federal Trade Commission about identity theft more than about any other type of problem in 2011 – the 12th consecutive year that category has led the agency's annual list of top consumer complaints.more »

New Study Demonstrates Risk of Data and Identity Theft Still Misunderstood and ...
HEXUSFebruary 29, 2012

With the increasing cases of privacy breaches, data theft and identity theft, it has become more important that users of memory storing devices (especially PCs) are better educated to protect themselves. One of the most important and effective ...more »

Minnesota: Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud
CBS NewsFebruary 29, 2012

He said the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force brought together investigators and analysts from local, state and federal agencies to level the playing field and catch the offenders. He said the case has been a high priority in recent years because ...more »

Minnesota: Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud
MSN MoneyFebruary 29, 2012

He said the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force brought together investigators and analysts from local, state and federal agencies to level the playing field and catch the offenders. He said the case has been a high priority in recent years because ...more »

Identity thieves targeting tax returns
Chillicothe GazetteFebruary 29, 2012

» You filed more than one tax return or that someone already has filed using your information. » You have a balance due, refund offset or have had collection actions taken against you for a year you did not file or you received wages from an employer ...more »

Number 1 Consumer Complaint: Identity Theft
Opposing ViewsFebruary 29, 2012

By Christopher Maag Identity theft continues to be a major concern for American consumers, accounting for more complaints in 2011 than any other type of fraud or scam, according to a report released Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission.more »

Michelle Singletary: Your online profile may help identity thieves
Washington PostFebruary 29, 2012

Javelin Strategy & Research, in its latest report about identity theft, says that about 36 million people were notified of a data breach in 2011. Having your information lost or stolen during a breach doesn't automatically mean you will be a victim of ...more »

Berkeley High safety officer accused of ID theft
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 28, 2012

(02-28) 15:24 PST BERKELEY -- The head safety officer at Berkeley High School has been charged with identity theft for allegedly using a special education teacher's bank account information to pay his utility bills. William Keys, 41, of Oakland ...more »

Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud conspiracy
Boston.comFebruary 28, 2012

So far, 27 people have either pleaded guilty or been convicted in the scheme, in which customer identities were stolen, then bought and sold, and used to create phony bank and credit card accounts, apply for loans, or get cash.more »

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