Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for March 26 - 31, 2014

Your Identity May Be Stolen at Your Next Doc VisitMan charged with trafficking stolen identitiesMan charged with trafficking stolen identitiesMan operating mobile ID theft lab sentenced | US District CourtHacked Email Can Lead to Stolen Identity10 Dumbest Ways to Get Your Identity StolenTenn. man sentenced in scheme to use stolen identities to buy luxury vehiclesMiami Resident Convicted In Stolen ID, Tax Refund SchemeTampa woman sentenced to 12 years in identity theft caseChild's identity stolen and used on fraudulent tax formsAuthorities see rise in stolen identities being used on fraudulent tax returnAuthorities see rise in stolen identities being used on fraudulent tax returnSome Clackamas County and surrounding area citizens reporting identity theft ...Worker whose identity was stolen in UPMC security breach talks to Channel 11Atlanta city employees say their identities were stolen

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Stolen passports market big in Thailand
Christian Science MonitorMarch 10, 2014

With huge numbers of visitors and patchy law enforcement, Thailand has a booming black market for fake identity documents, and it was here that two passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines jet were apparently able to get hold of stolen passports. Skip ...more »

Identity of one of the passengers with stolen passport confirmed, says IGP
The Malaysian InsiderMarch 10, 2014

O ne of the two passengers who used stolen passports to board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been identified said the Inspector-General of Police today. Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) said the man has been identified from KLIA CCTV ...more »

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Your Identity May Be Stolen at Your Next Doc Visit
The Fiscal TimesMarch 31, 2014

Could your identity be stolen at your next doctor's appointment? About 30 million Americans have had their personal health information breached or inadvertently disclosed since 2009, according to cybersecurity companyRedspin. And that's just the number ...more »

Man charged with trafficking stolen identities
Shelby County ReporterMarch 31, 2014

PELHAM—A 31-year-old Wisconsin man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $100,000 bond after being charged with alleged possession of multiple stolen identifications and intent to commit identity theft. Kotkas. Kaupo Kotkas of Algoma, Wis., was ...more »

Man charged with trafficking stolen identities
Pelham ReporterMarch 31, 2014

PELHAM—A 31-year-old Wisconsin man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $100,000 bond after being charged with alleged possession of multiple stolen identifications and intent to commit identity theft. Kotkas. Kaupo Kotkas of Algoma, Wis., was ...more »

Man operating mobile ID theft lab sentenced | US District Court
Enumclaw Courier-HeraldMarch 31, 2014

According to records filed in the case, Suryan and several co-schemers used stolen identity information to commit various types of bank fraud. Suryan would make false checks payable to the co-schemers in their real names, and would also make checks ...more »

Hacked Email Can Lead to Stolen Identity
WXPRMarch 30, 2014

A Harshaw woman warns others that email is not a secure way of transmitting information. WXPR's Natalie Jablonski sat down Elaine Strite to hear the story. Listen. Elaine Strite says her email account was hacked earlier this year when she opened an ...more »

10 Dumbest Ways to Get Your Identity Stolen
TheStreet.comMarch 29, 2014

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Most people know not to post their Social Security number on Facebook or write their ATM passcode on the back of their card, yet more than 16 million people fall victim to identity theft every year. Although no one would ...more »

Tenn. man sentenced in scheme to use stolen identities to buy luxury vehicles
The RepublicMarch 28, 2014

GREENBELT, Maryland — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for trying to buy luxury vehicles using stolen identities. Thirty-four-year-old Flinton Newton of Bartlett, Tennessee, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Greenbelt.more »

Miami Resident Convicted In Stolen ID, Tax Refund Scheme
CBS LocalMarch 27, 2014

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Miami man was convicted in a stolen identity tax refund scheme which could possibly land him behind bars for 20 years. Cliffort Variste, 34, of Miami, was convicted by a federal jury of one count of access device fraud and five ...more »

Tampa woman sentenced to 12 years in identity theft case
Tbo.comMarch 27, 2014

In another case, Callens committed stolen identity refund fraud, according to the release. For tax years 2010, 2011, and 2012, she defrauded the Internal Revenue Service and certain taxpayers by electronically filing false and fraudulent tax returns ...more »

Child's identity stolen and used on fraudulent tax forms
KRMGMarch 27, 2014

Saffell said she filed a police report and a dispute with the IRS, which involves a lot of paperwork and notarized proof that her son is actually her son. She said the most frustrating part is that the IRS can't tell her who claimed her son as a ...more »

Authorities see rise in stolen identities being used on fraudulent tax return
KMOV.comMarch 27, 2014

(KMOV) -- Chesterfield Police have seen in increase in fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities with nine reported in the last week. The victims don't know their identity's stolen until they try to file their federal taxes and the IRS tells them ...more »

Authorities see rise in stolen identities being used on fraudulent tax return
KMOV.comMarch 27, 2014

(KMOV) -- Chesterfield Police have seen in increase in fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities with nine reported in the last week. The victims don't know their identity's stolen until they try to file their federal taxes and the IRS tells them ...more »

Some Clackamas County and surrounding area citizens reporting identity theft ...
The OregonianMarch 26, 2014

Several police departments are reporting citizens have had their Social Security numbers stolen in the months leading up to the April 15 tax deadline. "This is a form of identity theft," said Officer Ulli Neitch, Milwaukie Police Department spokeswoman.more »

Worker whose identity was stolen in UPMC security breach talks to Channel 11
WPXI PittsburghMarch 26, 2014

A worker whose identity was stolen in a UPMC security breach spoke with Channel 11 Wednesday. The woman doesn't want her identity revealed because she's still a UPMC employee. “The first day, I was stunned. The second day, I was angry, and then I got ...more »

Atlanta city employees say their identities were stolen
WSB AtlantaMarch 26, 2014

Armajean Lovett told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston that someone stole her identity. She said she found out about the problem when she tried to file her income tax return. This year, instead of mailing or passing out employees' W2 forms, they received ...more »

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