Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for June 25 - 30, 2015

Man gets 10 years for burglary, identity theft chargesHow A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting IdentityHow to prevent identity theft while on vacationIndictment in UPMC stolen identity schemeGoshen woman's identity stolen, used to open credit card accountsSo, your identity was stolen. Now what?So, your identity was stolen. Now what?Foreign Suspect Indicted In UPMC Identity Theft Tax CaseVenezuela-based fraud ring stole UPMC identities to buy electronics from AmazonBrewster woman charged with identity theftPa. Senator sponsoring federal bill to combat identity theftWoman gets more than 12 years for identity-theft ringPhenix City woman sentenced for $4 million identity theft ringGulfport business owner used stolen identity to get passportUS Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama talks identity theft in the state

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Another Ala woman pleads guilty to fraud, identity theft
Montgomery AdvertiserJune 2, 2015

A woman, who according to court documents was working with her daughter to steal identities and file false tax returns, pleaded guilty in Montgomery on Monday to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit fraud charges. Teresa Floyd, of Phenix ...more »

Someday our personal store of big data could end identity theft
TG Daily (blog)June 12, 2015

It's no secret that lots of companies are gathering, storing, analyzing, sharing and selling bits and bytes of our personal data. They aren't necessarily compiling these giant databases of information to sell them to hackers or to steal our lives, they ...more »

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Man gets 10 years for burglary, identity theft charges
Coos Bay WorldJune 30, 2015

COQUILLE — A man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to second-degree burglary, three counts of identity theft and unlawful possession of methamphetamine charges. The South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team said that ...more »

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Identity
NPRJune 30, 2015

The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.more »

How to prevent identity theft while on vacation
Chicago TribuneJune 30, 2015

"You just don't know what is installed on that computer," Dean said. Risks include key-logging software that saves your login details, security updates that are not installed, and no or out-of-date antivirus software. He added: "These are not ...more »

Indictment in UPMC stolen identity scheme
Westmoreland County TimesJune 29, 2015

Llanes was charged in a 21-count indictment with a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, United States Treasury, using the stolen identities of employees of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) to file false federal income tax ...more »

Goshen woman's identity stolen, used to open credit card accounts
Mid-Hudson NewsJune 28, 2015

Goshen woman's identity stolen, used to open credit card accounts. TOWN OF WALLKILL – State Police at the Middletown barracks are investigating the theft of a Goshen woman's personal information that was used to open fraudulent credit accounts at ...more »

So, your identity was stolen. Now what?
13WMAZJune 27, 2015

For Ann Goheen, having her identity stolen was hard. But trying to figure out what to do next was just as difficult. The nurse is one of an estimated 16 million Americans who fall victim to identity theft every year. Experts suggest that victims move ...more »

So, your identity was stolen. Now what?
CBS NewsJune 26, 2015

For Ann Goheen, having her identity stolen was hard. But trying to figure out what to do next was just as difficult. The nurse is one of an estimated 16 million Americans who fall victim to identity theft every year. Experts suggest that victims move ...more »

Foreign Suspect Indicted In UPMC Identity Theft Tax Case
CBS LocalJune 26, 2015

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical ...more »

Venezuela-based fraud ring stole UPMC identities to buy electronics from Amazon
Tribune-ReviewJune 26, 2015

Using the stolen identities of UPMC employees, an international fraud ring filed 935 false tax returns in 2014 and used the refunds to buy Amazon.com gift cards that they used to buy goods that were shipped to Venezuela, federal prosecutors say. A ...more »

Brewster woman charged with identity theft
The Journal News | LoHud.comJune 26, 2015

A Brewster woman has been accused of identity theft in Southeast, police said. Heather Zito was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly using a Southeast woman's credit card to make illegal purchases, state police said. The woman alerted police in April ...more »

Pa. Senator sponsoring federal bill to combat identity theft
Tribune-ReviewJune 26, 2015

“We have more and more folks doing transactions online, and that makes it easier for the bad guys,” said Casey, D-Scranton, who is co-sponsoring a federal bill to combat identity theft. Last year, Pennsylvanians fell victim to 172,426 confirmed tax ...more »

Woman gets more than 12 years for identity-theft ring
Montgomery AdvertiserJune 25, 2015

A Phenix City woman was sentenced Thursday to serve more than 12 years in prison for her role in an identity-theft ring that bilked the government out of more than $4 million dollars. Tamaica Hoskins, 34, of Phenix City, was sentenced to 12 years and ...more »

Phenix City woman sentenced for $4 million identity theft ring
WTVMJune 25, 2015

(WTVM) – A resident of Phenix City was sentenced to serve more than 12 years in prison for leading a multi-million dollar stolen identity theft ring. This is according to U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. of the Middle District of Alabama and acting ...more »

Gulfport business owner used stolen identity to get passport
SunHerald.comJune 25, 2015

GULFPORT -- A Gulfport business owner has admitted she assumed another woman's identity to obtain a obtain a passport in 2008. Xiomara Barralaga-Cruz, 49, known locally as Alexa Carrillo, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court. She faces up to ...more »

US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama talks identity theft in the state
Dothan FirstJune 25, 2015

Stolen identities is a big issue in Alabama, according to George Beck, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. He said this is an issue that two years ago made the state number two in the country for identity theft as related to tax refunds.more »

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