Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for September 19 - 30, 2013

SL man lives under stolen identity for over 2 yearsPolice Report: Stolen Generator from Church Property; Identity Theft ReportsSeattle identity thief sentenced to nearly 4 years for stealing mailKayla Murray charged with using stolen identity information at an emergency roomPublic Health Clerk Stole 1000 Patient Identities for $1.7M Tax Refund ScamMore Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud RingFeds: Massive identity theft ring bustedAL Public Health Clerk Stole 1000 Patient Identities For $1.7M Tax Refund ScamGuess what? Your identity just got stolenNew Bern police investigate organized identity theft crime ringsFormer state of Alabama employee sentenced to 7 years in prison in connection ...Durham resident becomes someone else after identity stolenSocial media enables cyber criminals to build profiles for identity theftEleven Defendants Charged with Federal Crimes in Connection with Stolen...11 Charged in Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Scheme

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SL man lives under stolen identity for over 2 years
Pilot TribuneSeptember 30, 2013

Storm Lake Police have arrested a local man who has been living under an assumed identity stolen from a Washington, D.C. man for over two years. On Tuesday, officers arrested a man identified as Terrence Wynn, age 34 from Washington, D.C., in an ...more »

Police Report: Stolen Generator from Church Property; Identity Theft Reports
Patch.comSeptember 28, 2013

19, at Kay's Jewelry at the St. Louis Premium Outlets, police said a 33-year-old man filled out credit application using stolen identity information. On Sept. 18, at Walmart in the Chesterfield Valley, police cited a 23-year-old woman soliciting ...more »

Seattle identity thief sentenced to nearly 4 years for stealing mail
The Seattle Times (blog)September 27, 2013

Sometimes, Bermudez made the checks payable to his own name, and on other occasions he used a stolen driver's license and forged checks to be made payable to the stolen identity. In asking for a sentence of more than four years in prison, federal ...more »

Kayla Murray charged with using stolen identity information at an emergency room
WPTVSeptember 27, 2013

Kayla Murray was arrested at the West Boca Medical Center on charges that she tried to use fraudulent identification to get medical attention and pain medicine. An arrest report issued by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says that Murray had been ...more »

Public Health Clerk Stole 1000 Patient Identities for $1.7M Tax Refund Scam
CNSNews.comSeptember 27, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – A clerical worker at the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) emailed patients' private identity information, which was stored in a protected state database, to an accomplice who used the information to file “over 1,000 false tax ...more »

More Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud Ring
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release)September 26, 2013

The alleged leaders of the stolen identity fraud schemes were Arthur Grigorian, Ernest Soloian, and Hovhannes Harutyunyan. One of the defendants, Yvonne Mihailescu, used her position as an employee of Wells Fargo Bank to open bank accounts that were ...more »

Feds: Massive identity theft ring busted
U-T San DiegoSeptember 26, 2013

Duffy said that tax refund fraud using stolen identities has become such a fast-growing crime it has earned the acronym SIRE, for “stolen identity refund fraud. “ “This case is staggering in terms of the number of victims, its level of sophistication ...more »

AL Public Health Clerk Stole 1000 Patient Identities For $1.7M Tax Refund Scam
CNSNews.comSeptember 26, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – A clerical worker at the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) emailed patients' private identity information, which was stored in a protected state database, to an accomplice who used the information to file “over 1,000 false tax ...more »

Guess what? Your identity just got stolen
ITworld.comSeptember 25, 2013

LexisNexis, Dunn & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America Inc have been systematically plundered by hackers, most likely from Eastern Europe, who have stolen millions of personal and business records and are selling them on the Internet black market.more »

New Bern police investigate organized identity theft crime rings
WNCTSeptember 24, 2013

"There are some people in New Bern getting their identities stolen, but mostly what we do see is individuals who are from other states whose identities or credit cards are used here locally," said New Bern police sergeant Chip Dombrowsky. The Federal ...more »

Former state of Alabama employee sentenced to 7 years in prison in connection ...
al.com (blog)September 23, 2013

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A former employee of the state of Alabama was sentenced to serve more than seven years in prison in connection to a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. Lea'Tice Phillips, of Montgomery County, was sentenced to serve 94 ...more »

Durham resident becomes someone else after identity stolen
WNCNSeptember 23, 2013

The nightmare began some 20 years ago, when a man stole the identity of Anthony Dwight Stone and went on a crime spree. Authorities busted the imposter repeatedly on different charges, ranging from drugs, to breaking and entering, even buying a house ...more »

Social media enables cyber criminals to build profiles for identity theft
Courier MailSeptember 20, 2013

He said products such as low-document loans allowed criminals to apply for money over the internet. The lack of robust identity checking was enabling fraudsters to take out loans with stolen identities, he said. "By using a computer, criminals have no ...more »

Eleven Defendants Charged with Federal Crimes in Connection with Stolen...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)September 19, 2013

Eleven Defendants Charged with Federal Crimes in Connection with Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Scheme. STATESBORO, GA—Two federal indictments, unsealed today in federal court, have charged 11 defendants with conspiracy to commit theft of public ...more »

11 Charged in Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Scheme
WSAV-TVSeptember 19, 2013

The Department of Justice says formal charges have been filed against 11 suspects accused of conspiracy to commit theft of public money and access device fraud in connection with fraudulent tax returns. According to the two indictments for the case ...more »

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