Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for January 31 - 31, 2012

Identity Theft Protection For Senior CitizensIdentity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the NationWide Use of Doc ID Numbers Makes Fraud EasySix Charged With Stealing Identities From MPDPhysician Medical Identity TheftThese Women Tried To Use Craigslist To Score $500K In Fraudulent Tax RefundsIRS says federal sweep against identity theft targets 105 people in 23 states ...IRS Says 105 Targeted in Identity Theft SweepIRS says 105 targeted in identity theft sweepBethlehem police search for identity of theft suspectIRS Spearheads Bid to Head Off ID TheftCriminal Acts: Fowl Bandit, Drug Possession and Identity TheftNearly 200 Baton Rouge high school students fall victim to identity theftQueens Man Arrested for Credit Card, ID TheftsWoman Stole ID to Get Cable, Indictment Charges

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Galleria jewelry theft caught on camera
abc13.comJanuary 4, 2012

At the time of the offense, the suspects wore dark colored clothing, gloves, masks and hats to conceal their identity. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at ...more »

Plaintiffs get tax refund
Tbo.comJanuary 4, 2012

Jay and Christine Gordon, apparent victims of identity theft, could not obtain their income tax refund. Now they say their lawsuit is no longer necessary. By ELAINE SILVESTRINI | The Tampa Tribune A Largo couple who sued the Internal Revenue Service ...more »

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Identity Theft Protection For Senior Citizens
WTAP-TVJanuary 31, 2012

A series of meetings in Parkersburg teaches seniors about the first signs of identity theft. "We're just trying to go out there and make sure people are aware of the and dangers of the internet and dangers of identity theft and how the possibility of ...more »

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation
Lahontan Valley NewsJanuary 31, 2012

In addition to the law-enforcement crackdown, the IRS has stepped up its internal reviews to spot false tax returns before tax refunds are issued as well as working to help victims of the identity theft refund schemes. The law-enforcement sweep started ...more »

Wide Use of Doc ID Numbers Makes Fraud Easy
MedPage TodayJanuary 31, 2012

Shantanu Agrawal, MD, and Peter Budetti, MD, JD, explained that theft of a physician's identity involves stealing the doctor's National Provider Identifier (NPI), Tax Identification Number (TIN) and medical licensure information, and submitting false ...more »

Six Charged With Stealing Identities From MPD
WREGJanuary 31, 2012

(Memphis 1/31/2012) Six people in Memphis are charged with stolen identities using identities stolen from police documents. The identities were used to claim more than $444000 in false tax refunds according to a Federal complaint.more »

Physician Medical Identity Theft
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription)January 31, 2012

It took several months for one physician to learn that she was a victim of medical identity theft. This realization occurred after patients reported that her name was on their Medicare Summary Notices although they had never seen her.more »

These Women Tried To Use Craigslist To Score $500K In Fraudulent Tax Refunds
Business InsiderJanuary 31, 2012

Two Long Island, NY women were just indicted for allegedly using identities stolen via Craigslist ads to file false tax returns and take out loans, according to the Nassau County District Attorney General's office. Prosecutors claim Susan Pemberton and ...more »

IRS says federal sweep against identity theft targets 105 people in 23 states ...
Washington PostJanuary 31, 2012

Besides the IRS, the Justice Department's Tax Division, the Postal Service and local US attorney's offices were involved after investigations that lasted months and, in some cases, years. IRS officials say the use of stolen identities to fraudulently ...more »

IRS Says 105 Targeted in Identity Theft Sweep
ABC NewsJanuary 31, 2012

The federal government has swooped down on 105 people in 23 states in the past week as part of a nationwide crackdown on identity theft and tax refund fraud that was timed to warn cheats to beware this tax season, the Internal Revenue Service said ...more »

IRS says 105 targeted in identity theft sweep
Fox NewsJanuary 31, 2012

WASHINGTON – The federal government has swooped down on 105 people in 23 states in the past week as part of a nationwide crackdown on identity theft and tax refund fraud that was timed to warn cheats to beware this tax season, the Internal Revenue ...more »

Bethlehem police search for identity of theft suspect
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comJanuary 31, 2012

By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times Bethlehem police are asking for the public's help identifying this woman who allegedly used a stolen ATM card at about 3:36 pm Jan. 25 at an ATM located at 1 W. Broad St. in the city. Police ask anyone with any ...more »

IRS Spearheads Bid to Head Off ID Theft
Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2012

By LAURA SAUNDERS And KRISTINA PETERSON The federal government arrested 58 people over the past week in a national crackdown on identity theft led by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice, the tax agency said Tuesday.more »

Criminal Acts: Fowl Bandit, Drug Possession and Identity Theft
Patch.comJanuary 31, 2012

Electronics valued at $1050 were stolen. 10:31 am—An unknown suspect cut through a wired enclosure on Monterey Road and stole the victim's rooster and hens. 5 pm—A victim reported that an unknown subject had used his credit card information to make ...more »

Nearly 200 Baton Rouge high school students fall victim to identity theft
WBXHJanuary 31, 2012

By Amber Stegall - email The Baton Rouge Police Department is conducting an identity theft investigation involving at least 187 potential victims, all students at a Baton Rouge high school, and the suspect in the case is a 17-year-old student from the ...more »

Queens Man Arrested for Credit Card, ID Thefts
Long Island PressJanuary 31, 2012

By Timothy Bolger on January 31st, 2012 A Queens man is facing allegations of identity theft after Nassau County police said he went on a shopping spree with credit cards he stole. Gregory Scott was arrested Monday in Seaford and charged with forgery, ...more »

Woman Stole ID to Get Cable, Indictment Charges
Patch.comJanuary 31, 2012

A Toms River woman is accused of stealing power and cable services by assuming a false identity, an Ocean County indictment charges. Joann L. Caballero, 45, was indicted last week on two counts of identity theft and one count of theft by deception for ...more »

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