Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for January 28 - 31, 2014

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Postal Inspectors: Neighbor Stole Man's Identity
WFMY News 2January 14, 2014

CHICAGO, IL -- Identity theft doesn't get old as a subject for 2 Wants to Know -- because many of us have experienced it first hand. Usually, the thief is some faceless person. But in this case, the thief lived in the neighborhood and had been watching ...more »

Newfane man's identity stolen
Buffalo NewsJanuary 15, 2014

NEWFANE – A 39-year-old Newfane man told Niagara County sheriff's deputies that someone has been stealing his identity for the last four years, opening up a business and credit card in his name. The victim told deputies Wednesday that the business was ...more »

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How ID thieves are trying to steal your tax refund
CNBC.comJanuary 31, 2014

"The low physical risk and high potential for financial gain has made stolen identity refund fraud a crime of choice for drug dealers and gangs," said Kathryn Keneally, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Tax Division, testifying to ...more »

Kim Kardashian's identity stolen by Lake Mary man in celebrity scheme
Orlando SentinelJanuary 31, 2014

4:04 p.m. EST, January 31, 2014. A 19-year-old who lived at home with his mom and worked at a local call center stole the identities of America's rich and famous — including Kim Kardashian and the head of the FBI — and took over their financial accounts.more »

Kim Kardashian's identity stolen by Lake Mary man in celebrity scheme
Orlando SentinelJanuary 31, 2014

A 19-year-old who lived at home with his mom and worked at a local call center stole the identities of America's rich and famous — including Kim Kardashian and the head of the FBI — and took over their financial accounts. Armed with a flash drive ...more »

Plant City Woman Sentenced to Prison in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release)January 31, 2014

TAMPA—U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew today sentenced Jennifer Meier Hunt to two years and six months in federal prison for committing stolen identity refund fraud. As part of her sentence, the court also entered a forfeiture money judgment in ...more »

Man sent to prison for stealing celebrities' IDs, taking over their financial ...
Orlando SentinelJanuary 31, 2014

Throughout their investigation, federal agents also learned that SunTrust suspended Flores' bank account for suspected fraud because there were two wire transfers totaling roughly $71,250 that were made from Jenner's accounts. SunTrust investigators ...more »

Chesapeake Police seek identity of man seen using stolen credit card
wtkr.comJanuary 31, 2014

Chesapeake Police are looking to identify an individual who used a stolen credit card inside various stores in Portsmouth. Police say a residential burglary was committed on January 19th in the 3000 block of Bertram Street. The victim's wallet ...more »

Plant City Woman Sentenced to Prison in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme
7thSpace Interactive (press release)January 30, 2014

TAMPA—United States District Judge Susan C Bucklew today sentenced Jennifer Meier Hunt to two years and six months in federal prison for committing stolen identity refund fraud. As part of her sentence, the court also entered a forfeiture money ...more »

Jury Deliberates Case Of Stolen Brother's Identity
WIBWJanuary 30, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A federal jury in Kansas is deliberating in the trial of a Canadian man accused of using his dead infant brother's identity to build a new life in the United States. Attorneys made closing arguments Thursday in the case of 58-year ...more »

Jury deliberates case of stolen brother's identity
NTVJanuary 30, 2014

(AP) - A federal jury in Kansas is deliberating in the trial of a Canadian man accused of using his dead infant brother's identity to build a new life in the United States. Attorneys made closing arguments Thursday in the case of 58-year-old Leslie Camick.more »

Plant City woman gets 2 years in prison for fraudulent tax returns
Tbo.comJanuary 30, 2014

According to Hunt's plea agreement, an informant alerted the FBI in April 2011 that Kforce human resources employees, including Hunt, were accessing a company database and stealing identifying information for use in tax refund fraud. Three suspects ...more »

Twitter User Account Stolen Through Social Engineering
eWeek (blog)January 29, 2014

The bottom line is there needs to be more rigor in verifying user identity. Just as was the case after the Honan incident in 2012, I suspect that GoDaddy and other domain registrars will re-evaluate their phone policies to reduce risk. The simple ...more »

Tis The Season For Tax Identity Theft
ForbesJanuary 28, 2014

Stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) is a subset of identity theft that involves the criminal stealing the tax “identity” of an individual. Similar to any identity fraud, a criminal committing tax identity fraud obtains key information about the victim ...more »

Barrington Police Blotter: Traffic Arrests, Harassment, Stolen Identity
Patch.comJanuary 28, 2014

21. A resident of the 400 block of June Terrace reported Jan. 20 someone used their identity to open two cell phone accounts. Comment0 0. More. Repost; Print · Email; Flag as inappropriate. Comments + Leave a Comment. Show me all earlier comments.more »

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Husband Charged With Fraud, Identity Theft
ABC News (blog)January 28, 2014

Phaedra Parks' husband, Apollo Nida, was arrested and charged with bank fraud and identity theft. According to federal court documents, Nida is accused of depositing millions in stolen and fraudulently obtained checks, auto loan proceeds and US ...more »

Alabama man indicted in stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme
al.com (blog)January 28, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of an Alabama following an investigation of fraud and identity theft. Assistant Attorney General Kathryn Keneally of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for ...more »

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