Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for November 27 - 30, 2012

IRS struggling to tackle massive surge in identity theftFeds: Stolen patient info used for tax fraudMan Sought in ID Theft Scheme, Child EndangermentStudy: Offline schemes are top causes of identity fraudPolice search for man living under stolen identityPolice search for man living under stolen identityIRS needs bigger weapons to fight exploding identity theft-related tax refund ...3 Utah men charged with filing tax returns using stolen IDs of dead peopleStolen wallet leads to mistaken arrest of Fairbanks womanAlleged fake doctor accused of illegal surgeries back in court3 Utah County men stole identity of dead people, filed false tax returns, feds sayMost identity fraud caused by stolen personal items: studyHoover man bilked Wells Fargo out of $100000 using stolen identities from ...Leading Ways of Stealing Someone's IdentityGood, Old-Fashioned Theft Still Tops Cyber Crime

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Trenton Woman Receives Mysterious Package, Reports Identity Theft
Patch.comNovember 2, 2012

article[new_asset_attachment_attributes][user_id]. new_asset_attachment_attributes. A 74-year-old Trenton woman reported her identity had been stolen after she received a mysterious package at about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 3800 block of Longmeadow.more »

Posey County Man Fakes Identity to Evade Arrest
Tristatehomepage.comNovember 5, 2012

Authorities discovered he'd been hiding behind a new identity as a professional fisherman and racecar driver...and even tracked down a racecar Stark had stolen from Clarksville, TN. Deputies also recovered a truck reported stolen from Broken Arrow, OK.more »

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IRS struggling to tackle massive surge in identity theft
FederalNewsRadio.comNovember 30, 2012

An audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) earlier this year estimated another 1.5 million potential cases in which thieves stole identities for the purpose of getting fraudulent refunds. And IRS could give out $21 ...more »

Feds: Stolen patient info used for tax fraud
Tbo.comNovember 30, 2012

That person also gave investigators some insight into the way the alleged scheme worked and the value placed on stolen identities. According to the source's reporting, the person providing the identities for the fraudulent returns got 60 percent of the ...more »

Man Sought in ID Theft Scheme, Child Endangerment
NBC San DiegoNovember 30, 2012

According to detectives, the suspect stole and assumed the identity of a man named Benjamin McClarnon, working two jobs, making large purchases and even committing crimes under the stolen, assumed name. Investigators said the man worked under the ...more »

Study: Offline schemes are top causes of identity fraud
DigitalJournal.comNovember 29, 2012

“When everyday essentials, like wallets or drivers licenses, are stolen or go missing, identity fraud often follows,” said Joe Reynolds, Identity Fraud Product Manager at Travelers in the press release. “Credit cards, drivers licenses and other sources ...more »

Police search for man living under stolen identity
North County TimesNovember 29, 2012

The 26-year-old victim was unaware that his identity had been stolen until the girlfriend gave his name to police following her arrest, and officers brought the real McClarnon in for questioning. “He had no idea he was a victim,” Di Zinno said. “He ...more »

Police search for man living under stolen identity
U-T San DiegoNovember 29, 2012

NATIONAL CITY — Investigators are working to find a man suspected of slowly taking over someone else's identity, working two jobs and buying everything from a pickup to diamonds under the person's name. The suspect assumed the identity of Brandon ...more »

IRS needs bigger weapons to fight exploding identity theft-related tax refund ...
Network WorldNovember 29, 2012

... tax refunds and the Internal Revenue Service which has weapons to fight the problems but is obviously overwhelmed. As of September 30, 2012, the IRS had identified almost 642,000 incidents of identity theft that impacted tax administration in 2012 ...more »

3 Utah men charged with filing tax returns using stolen IDs of dead people
The RepublicNovember 29, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal court documents show that three Utah men have been accused of making thousands by filing fake tax returns using stolen identities of dead people. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/X4GAKT) the men dug up names, ...more »

Stolen wallet leads to mistaken arrest of Fairbanks woman
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerNovember 29, 2012

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks resident Marianne Guffey found herself arrested on a theft charge last week as an unexpected consequence of having her wallet stolen — and apparently her identity along with it. Prosecutors now say Guffey, 48, is a victim of ...more »

Alleged fake doctor accused of illegal surgeries back in court
KGO-TVNovember 29, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- For the first time, the man who's accused of impersonating a physician's assistant and performing surgeries on unwitting patients came face-to-face with the man whose identity he allegedly stole. This was the second full day of ...more »

3 Utah County men stole identity of dead people, filed false tax returns, feds say
Deseret NewsNovember 28, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Three Utah County men reaped thousands of dollars from bogus tax returns using the stolen identities of dead people, federal authorities say. Indictments filed this week in U.S. District Court allege the men obtained names, addresses, ...more »

Most identity fraud caused by stolen personal items: study
Canadian UnderwriterNovember 28, 2012

“Stolen or misplaced items, such as wallets and pocketbooks, accounted for the most common known causes for identity fraud,” Travelers stated in a press release Monday. “In the number two spot was a stolen or compromised license, social security cards ...more »

Hoover man bilked Wells Fargo out of $100000 using stolen identities from ...
al.com (blog)November 28, 2012

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama - A Hoover man is in jail after authorities say he stole the identities of at least 15 elderly people and used them to bilk Wells Fargo Bank out of more than $100,000. Martin Bruce Harbison, 47, was taken into custody Tuesday, ...more »

Leading Ways of Stealing Someone's Identity
LowCards.comNovember 28, 2012

The "old fashioned" ways of stealing someone's identity are still the leading causes of identity fraud. According to a study by Travelers, the offline methods of identity fraud such as stolen or lost wallets, pilfered identifications and burglaries far ...more »

Good, Old-Fashioned Theft Still Tops Cyber Crime
TheStreet.comNovember 27, 2012

Travelers is out with a fresh look at identity fraud cases concluding it's not online or mobile devices that fuel most fraud cases but just old-fashioned "offline methods" such as burglary, stolen wallets and stolen identifications leading to most ...more »

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