Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for July 27 - 31, 2012

Sheriffs Seek Identity Thieves Who Bought Computers at Best Buy with Stolen...Deputies: Video Shows Identity Theft Suspects Buying Computers at Best BuyReport: Man with stolen mail collides with police, gets bitten by a dogPrison Inmate's Identity StolenOsceola Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, ID TheftPolice Blotter: Identity Theft; Rake Falls Off Truck and Punctures Tire and MorePolice: Harrisburg woman steals identity to get a jobLongtime identity thief gets three yearsOsceola man sentenced for stealing mail, ID'sStory by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron21 arrested in auto theft ring that stole more than $4 million in vehiclesSecurity company's phone number stolenCall for cell firms to help combat theftVancouver cops want cell companies to disable stolen phonesSouth Carolina Attorney General Admits Voter ID Won't Prevent Voter Fraud

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Identify theft hits one in five: study
Sydney Morning HeraldJuly 5, 2012

One in five Australians have had their identities stolen or had their personal or financial data illegally accessed, with credit card crime such as skimming one of the major problems plaguing consumers, a new study suggests. The Australian Debt Study, ...more »

The Dumbest Way Ever to Get Your Identity Stolen
TIMEJuly 11, 2012

Facepalm, as the kids would say. Even if you're a relative newcomer to the Internet, there are probably some things you would consider unsafe to do — such as, oh, posting a picture of your credit or debit card for all the world to see.more »

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Sheriffs Seek Identity Thieves Who Bought Computers at Best Buy with Stolen...
Patch.comJuly 31, 2012

A Santa Cruz County resident reported last week that someone opened credit card accounts in their name and made a lot of fraudulent purchases. Sheriff's deputies found videos of the purchases made on July 12 at Best Buy. The pair bought two Macbook ...more »

Deputies: Video Shows Identity Theft Suspects Buying Computers at Best Buy
KIONrightnow.comJuly 31, 2012

SANTA CRUZ, Calif- Deputies have released pictures of two suspects they believe were buying electronic equipment with a stolen credit card. The two suspects were caught on video entering the Best Buy Store in Santa Cruz on July 12. Deputies say the ...more »

Report: Man with stolen mail collides with police, gets bitten by a dog
Sun-SentinelJuly 31, 2012

A suspect who almost crashed his Chevrolet Malibu into undercover Sunrise police officers was caught with mail he'd stolen to sell to identity thieves for $50 apiece, according to a police report. Ira Cooper, 24, of Lauderhill, was driving recklessly ...more »

Prison Inmate's Identity Stolen
ABC6OnYourSide.comJuly 31, 2012

Prison Inmate's Identity Stolen. COLUMBUS -- Federal charges have been lodged against an east Columbus man, accused of stealing the identities of state prison inmates to pocket state unemployment benefits in their names. Malek B. Aliane, 30, is locked ...more »

Osceola Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, ID Theft
Kansas City infoZineJuly 31, 2012

An Osceola, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a bank fraud conspiracy, as well as wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Springfield, MO ... They cashed the checks or deposited them into Riili's bank account. The amount of ...more »

Police Blotter: Identity Theft; Rake Falls Off Truck and Punctures Tire and More
Patch.comJuly 31, 2012

Resident Loses $700 When Identity Stolen. A La Grange man had his identity stolen and his name used to open up an utility account by someone living in Chicago. He lost $700. Earrings Stolen at Business. A pair of earrings worth less than $500 were ...more »

Police: Harrisburg woman steals identity to get a job
FOX43.comJuly 31, 2012

A Harrisburg woman is facing criminal charges after police say she stole another woman's identity in order to get employment. The female victim realized that someone had stolen her identity back on July 19th and went to police. Elsa Del Pozo Tello, 63, ...more »

Longtime identity thief gets three years
Mail TribuneJuly 31, 2012

Judge Timothy Gerking sentenced Ziegler to three years and four months in prison and one year of post-prison supervision for the two times Ziegler stole personal information from people this year. On April 28, Ziegler broke into a car parked in the ...more »

Osceola man sentenced for stealing mail, ID's
KY3July 30, 2012

Riili and Scott admitted that they stole checks, credit cards and other mail from business and residential mailboxes in southwest Missouri. They altered and forged the stolen checks by adding the names of other individuals to the payee lines of the ...more »

Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
WLSJuly 30, 2012

Last week one of the ring-leaders, Dominique Henley, was convicted of aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, theft by deception, identity theft and forgery and was sentenced to eight years in jail. His father James was also convicted and ...more »

21 arrested in auto theft ring that stole more than $4 million in vehicles
The Rock River TimesJuly 30, 2012

Of the 21 charged, one of the major players in the operation included Dominique Henley, who has been charged with aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, theft by deception, identity theft and forgery for purchasing multiple vehicles using ...more »

Security company's phone number stolen
Poughkeepsie JournalJuly 30, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission warns that callers can falsify the telephone number and/or name relayed on the caller ID information to disguise the real identity of the calling party. This is called spoofing, a tactic used by identity thieves ...more »

Call for cell firms to help combat theft
The ProvinceJuly 29, 2012

Houghton said a phone's international mobile equipment identity is unique and its deletion permanently disables the phone. Currently, new SIM cards can be entered into stolen phones, allowing them to be reactivated and sold online for as little as $50.more »

Vancouver cops want cell companies to disable stolen phones
The ProvinceJuly 28, 2012

Lindsey Houghton said police have recommended legislation in Canada that would require cell companies to permanently delete a cellphone's identity number when it has been stolen. Cellphone theft increased 37 per cent in Vancouver from 2010 to 2011.more »

South Carolina Attorney General Admits Voter ID Won't Prevent Voter Fraud
ThinkProgressJuly 27, 2012

To illustrate, he offered a hypothetical in which a man votes under a stolen identity…by using a fraudulent voter ID card: WILSON: The ability for someone to come in and, through fraud, dilute the voting pool is very present. I want to be able to give ...more »

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