Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for April 7 - 10, 2014

Denison woman claims identity thief stole her tax refundIRS plays-up identity theft, fraud fight$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem$4 billion in bogus refunds: As tax deadline nears, stolen ID fraud a growing ...Surgery via stolen ID?Eric Holder victimized by identity theftNY men indicted on identity fraud, host of theft and stolen property chargesStolen valor: Family fights to toughen penalties for military identity theftMan arraigned on 31 counts in alleged stolen-identity tax refund schemePolice: Canandaigua man uses identity theft scheme to purchase stolen power ...Police: Canandaigua man uses identity theft scheme to purchase stolen power ...18 million email identities stolen in GermanyAttorney General Holder Calls Stolen Identity Refund Fraud 'Rising Threat ...Tax scammer Rigmaiden pleads guilty, gets time servedDead people used in tax return scheme that brought Macomb County man ...

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Denison woman claims identity thief stole her tax refund
KTENApril 10, 2014

DENISON -- A Denison woman claims her identity was stolen when someone used her social security number to get their hands on her tax refund. Despite this being prime time for it to happen, Denison police say this type of case is rare. According to ...more »

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Denison woman claims identity thief stole her tax refund
KTENApril 10, 2014

DENISON -- A Denison woman claims her identity was stolen when someone used her social security number to get their hands on her tax refund. Despite this being prime time for it to happen, Denison police say this type of case is rare. According to ...more »

IRS plays-up identity theft, fraud fight
Network WorldApril 10, 2014

According to the indictment and evidence, the defendant obtained an IRS Electronic Filing Identification Number and used it to file 52 fraudulent tax returns, many filed with stolen identities. • On Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla., two defendants were ...more »

$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem
USA TODAYApril 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 in ... The IRS says ...more »

$4 billion in bogus refunds: As tax deadline nears, stolen ID fraud a growing ...
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 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 in November said the IRS ...more »

Surgery via stolen ID?
WALB-TVApril 9, 2014

A Dougherty County man is wanted and his girlfriend is in jail in a strange identity theft case. County Police say they stole a woman's identity and billed her insurance $30,000 for emergency surgery the girlfriend needed. Dougherty County Police say ...more »

Eric Holder victimized by identity theft
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionApril 9, 2014

“Identity theft has literally exploded, with fraudsters using the stolen information for everything from tax refund fraud to credit card fraud,” U.S. Attorney Sally Yates said. “If the Attorney General of the United States can be be victimized, anyone ...more »

NY men indicted on identity fraud, host of theft and stolen property charges
Foster's Daily DemocratApril 9, 2014

Washington, of Queens, N.Y., was indicted on March 20 on five counts of receiving stolen property, for allegedly retaining the stolen credit card, as well as two counts of identity fraud, attempted theft by deception, theft by deception, and two counts ...more »

Stolen valor: Family fights to toughen penalties for military identity theft
CapecodonlineApril 9, 2014

They wanted a stiffer penalty, however, for the charge of stealing a soldier's identity. But their push to change the law in honor of their fallen brother has found an obstacle in a recent Supreme Court ruling. A law called the Stolen Valor Act makes a ...more »

Man arraigned on 31 counts in alleged stolen-identity tax refund scheme
NJ.comApril 8, 2014

A Nigerian man was arraigned today on a 31-count superseding indictment charging him with participating in a scheme that used stolen identities to claim phony tax refunds, causing the U.S. Treasury losses of more than $3 million, authorities said.more »

Police: Canandaigua man uses identity theft scheme to purchase stolen power ...
MPNnow.comApril 8, 2014

Police allege that Smith, who is under the supervision of New York State Parole, was in possession of $13,079 worth of stolen power tools. The stolen property, police allege, was fraudulently purchased through an identity theft scheme from a company ...more »

Police: Canandaigua man uses identity theft scheme to purchase stolen power ...
MPNnow.comApril 8, 2014

Police allege that Smith, who is under the supervision of New York State Parole, was in possession of $13,079 worth of stolen power tools. The stolen property, police allege, was fraudulently purchased through an identity theft scheme from a company ...more »

18 million email identities stolen in Germany
Computer Business ReviewApril 8, 2014

Citing a statement from BSI, ZDNet noted that the botnet is still in operation and the stolen identities have been actively exploited. The new case comes not too long after another report of the widespread theft of email credentials involving the loss ...more »

Attorney General Holder Calls Stolen Identity Refund Fraud 'Rising Threat ...
Sierra Sun TimesApril 8, 2014

April 7, 2014 - As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, Attorney General Eric Holder warned U.S. tax filers to beware a “rising threat” of scammers seeking fraudulent refunds based on stolen identities, and vowed aggressive enforcement against ...more »

Tax scammer Rigmaiden pleads guilty, gets time served
azcentral.comApril 8, 2014

That includes everyone who works and pays taxes in this country." Rigmaiden said he once viewed tax fraud as a victimless crime because he was only taking government money. "I know now that's wrong," he added, noting that the purloined funds "could ...more »

Dead people used in tax return scheme that brought Macomb County man ...
MLive.comApril 7, 2014

“Particularly as we approach April 15 – as millions of Americans prepare and file this year's tax returns – the Justice Department and its partners are stepping up our enforcement efforts. And we're taking aggressive action to stop stolen identity...more »

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