Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for April 17 - 30, 2014

MCSO: 5 arrested for using stolen identities to get jobsIdentity thieves make millions using stolen checks, IDsArea man heads to prison for million-dollar fraudRoofer's identity stolen, reputation sullied - could it happen to you?Man accused of identity theftWLKY Investigates: Protecting your identityDurham Boston Marathon runner says race identity was stolenMistake Puts Hopkins Grad Students At Risk Of Having ID StolenIdentity Thieves Charged in $10M Tax Fraud Scheme5 Nigerians Indicted In Tax Return Fraud SchemeDetails of 'massive fraud scheme' to be released in PittsburghSquatter indicted for stolen identityPolice blotter: Naperville man's identity stolen after losing wallet3 Million Customer Credit, Debit Cards Stolen in Michaels, Aaron Brothers ...RCMP charge London, Ont. 19-year-old in Heartbleed theft of 900 SINs from ...

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25 Arrested in Miami in ID Theft, Tax Fraud Case
NBC 6 South FloridaApril 3, 2014

Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer and other law enforcement officials planned to release details about the case at a news conference Thursday. The arrests are the result of the work of the South Florida Identity Theft Tax Fraud Strike Force, which ...more »

$4 billion in bogus refunds: As tax deadline nears, stolen ID fraud a steady ...
The RepublicApril 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report ... Still, the schemes ...more »

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MCSO: 5 arrested for using stolen identities to get jobs
AZFamilyApril 30, 2014

In the second case, deputies arrested 45-year-old Maria Del Rosarioa Alecio, who was allegedly working at Leach Painting under a stolen identity. The sheriff's office believes another woman might have been using the same name and Social Security number ...more »

Identity thieves make millions using stolen checks, IDs
WZZMApril 30, 2014

But most financial crimes and frauds are driven by greed.'' Both groups came from Florida and passed bad checks at dozens of banks between Lansing and Grand Rapids. Three people face 30 years in prison when sentenced this summer for a week-long ...more »

Area man heads to prison for million-dollar fraud
Montgomery AdvertiserApril 29, 2014

Alabama inmates had their identities stolen in a million-dollar tax fraud that led to an area man being sentenced Tuesday to more than nine years in federal prison. Between January 2010 and 2012, Harvey James and his sister, Jacqueline Slaton, obtained ...more »

Roofer's identity stolen, reputation sullied - could it happen to you?
ABC Online (blog)April 29, 2014

Imagine your reputation being stolen and then sullied. It could be your personal reputation or maybe your business reputation, as James Macguire knows only too well. James lives in Bray Park, in Moreton Bay Region. He runs a company called First Choice ...more »

Man accused of identity theft
Journal TimesApril 29, 2014

( Racine County Sheriff's Office booking photo). Enlarge Photo. RACINE — A man has been accused of living and working in Racine for years under a stolen identity. The man, charged as John Doe and identified as Fausto Varela, 51, of Racine, allegedly ...more »

WLKY Investigates: Protecting your identity
WLKY LouisvilleApril 28, 2014

As identity thieves develop new ways to invade personal lives, potential victims have to learn to recognize signs of threats and know how to remedy a stolen identity situation. More · Images: Protecting your identity. Globally, cybercrime costs ...more »

Durham Boston Marathon runner says race identity was stolen
WRAL.comApril 28, 2014

Durham, N.C. — A Durham woman who ran the Boston Marathon last week says her race identity was stolen by at least four other runners. When Kara Bonneau looked up her official photo proofs online, she noticed something wasn't right. Four other people ...more »

Mistake Puts Hopkins Grad Students At Risk Of Having ID Stolen
CBS LocalApril 28, 2014

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins University officials admit to a serious mistake that put thousands of graduate students at risk of having their identities stolen. Rochelle Ritchie explains. University officials say an employee mistakenly put files on ...more »

Identity Thieves Charged in $10M Tax Fraud Scheme
Accounting TodayApril 24, 2014

The defendants obtained the stolen identity information on the Internet and then traded that information among themselves using email accounts and other means of communication. All told, the indictment alleges that approximately $21 million in ...more »

5 Nigerians Indicted In Tax Return Fraud Scheme
CBS LocalApril 23, 2014

An employee at a bank in Erie contacted the FBI to report suspected fraud related to several bank account applications. The applications in question were submitted online and listed the same personal information for different names. Stay With KDKA.com ...more »

Details of 'massive fraud scheme' to be released in Pittsburgh
WTAE PittsburghApril 23, 2014

... fraud identity theft case with thousands of victims," according to the media advisory that was sent Wednesday morning. A joint news conference with the U.S. attorney, the IRS and the FBI is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at the federal courthouse on ...more »

Squatter indicted for stolen identity
WKRC TV CincinnatiApril 22, 2014

The prosecutor says Gilmore then used someone else's identity to get cable and cell phone service and also hired a plumber for which he did not pay. The Mason man faces charges of burglary, theft and identity fraud. Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and ...more »

Police blotter: Naperville man's identity stolen after losing wallet
Naperville SunApril 18, 2014

Burglary: An 18-year-old man reported between 11 p.m. April 8 and 5 a.m., wallet, clothing and other, unspecified personal items stolen from his apartment on 1500 block of West Jefferson Avenue. Saturday, April 12. Public urination: Steven S. Shosey ...more »

3 Million Customer Credit, Debit Cards Stolen in Michaels, Aaron Brothers ...
Krebs on SecurityApril 18, 2014

Incidentally, credit monitoring services will do nothing to protect consumers from fraud on existing financial accounts — such as credit and debit cards — and they're not great at stopping new account fraud committed in your name. The most you can ...more »

RCMP charge London, Ont. 19-year-old in Heartbleed theft of 900 SINs from ...
Financial PostApril 17, 2014

Mr. Solis-Reyes' lawyer, Faisal Joseph of Toronto's Lerners LLP, told Global News that his client is a “straight-A” second year engineering student at Western University in London. Mr. Solis-Reyes' father, Roberto Solis-Oba, is a professor of computer ...more »

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