Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for October 21 - 31, 2015

ID theft changes to catch more victimsADOT: Man stole identities of at least 6 ArizonansEau Claire man shares his experience about identity theftLocal woman wants answers after her identity was stolen by a friend from high ...Woman charged with identity theft, forgeryDinuba man convicted of identity and mail theftPrevent ID Theft: There are 2 types of identity theftConsumer alert: Child identity theft warningIrwindale officer finds stolen mail, nab suspected identity thievesTalkTalk Account Cyber Attack: Mother Of Two Claims Identity Stolen And Can't ...Crime: Alabama Man Sentenced for Stolen Identity Refund FraudAlabama man who stole the identities of prison inmates, Pittsburgh residents ...Pepper Pike woman sentenced to seven years for identity theft, tax fraudHundreds could be victim of identity theft scam targeting Medicare system ...Bishopville woman pleads guilty to federal identity theft

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4 Shocking Facts About Identity Theft: Are You at Risk?
The Cheat SheetOctober 1, 2015

Identity theft is getting old, isn't it? It seems like nearly ever week there's a new story about some company that has compromised it's customer's private information, either through a hijacked pin pad at a cash register, or through important files ...more »

Everyday Cheapskate: 12 steps to take the minute your identity is stolen
TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressOctober 6, 2015

While it's not something most of us choose to think about, the truth is that identity theft remains the fastest growing crime in America. The number of identity-theft incidents has reached 9.9 million a year, according to the Federal Trade Commission.more »

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ID theft changes to catch more victims
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleOctober 31, 2015

According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States with many thousands of new cases being reported every year, and authorities indicate that those stealing IDs are becoming more sophisticated in ...more »

ADOT: Man stole identities of at least 6 Arizonans
azcentral.comOctober 30, 2015

Detectives are continuing to sort through 10 years worth of documents to determine exactly how many identities Alvarez had stolen, authorities say. As of Thursday, ADOT said six identities have been stolen and the victims, all of whom are Arizona ...more »

Eau Claire man shares his experience about identity theft
WEAUOctober 29, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- Identity theft is a growing issue that affects millions of Americans every day. It took Mario Racanelli of Eau Claire, 17 years to get over his identity being stolen, and now shares his experience and advice with others all ...more »

Local woman wants answers after her identity was stolen by a friend from high ...
WXYZOctober 29, 2015

(WXYZ) - Imagine having your identity stolen, only to find out an old friend is behind the scheme. This nightmare turned into a reality for one woman - who is now demanding answers. 7 Action News reporter Tara Edwards gets here story in the video ...more »

Woman charged with identity theft, forgery
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteOctober 28, 2015

URBANA — A Champaign woman who allegedly stole a former Parkland College student's identity and later used it to cash a check written on an elderly woman's account has been charged with two felony offenses. Ernyse Blanson, 22, who listed an address ...more »

Dinuba man convicted of identity and mail theft
Fresno BeeOctober 26, 2015

A Dinuba man was found guilty in federal court last week of bank fraud, identity theft and possession of stolen mail, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Shannon Lester Sorrells, 37, was indicted in July 2014 and charged with stealing mail from ...more »

Prevent ID Theft: There are 2 types of identity theft
YourWestValley.comOctober 24, 2015

In last week's column, I stated that identity theft protection is as easy as P.I.E. Prevention, Intuition and Education are a must if you want to decrease your chances of identity theft. No one, dead or alive, is immune to identity theft. It's not a ...more »

Consumer alert: Child identity theft warning
News 12 New JerseyOctober 24, 2015

Parents should be caution and check their child's credit rating to watch out for identity theft. (October 23, 2015 8:13 PM). Many people know to check their credit reports as a way to watch out for identity theft. What many people may not know is that ...more »

Irwindale officer finds stolen mail, nab suspected identity thieves
The San Gabriel Valley TribuneOctober 23, 2015

IRWINDALE >> A driver and his passenger were arrested Friday after an officer discovered stolen mail from about 30 people and personal information on 46 others in their sports utility vehicle, police said. Irwindale Police Officer Rudy Campos was out ...more »

TalkTalk Account Cyber Attack: Mother Of Two Claims Identity Stolen And Can't ...
Huffington Post UKOctober 23, 2015

A mother of two has told The Huffington Post UK that her identity has been stolen following the TalkTalk cyber attack. 43-year-old Donna Kinnear told us that she has been unable to get through to TalkTalk's helpline or the UK's national fraud and ...more »

Crime: Alabama Man Sentenced for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud
7thSpace Interactive (press release)October 23, 2015

A Montgomery County, Alabama, resident was sentenced to prison today for his involvement in a stolen identity tax refund fraud (SIRF) scheme, Acting Assistant Attorney Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department's Tax Division and United States ...more »

Alabama man who stole the identities of prison inmates, Pittsburgh residents ...
AL.comOctober 22, 2015

A Montgomery County man was ordered to serve 48 months in prison for his involvement in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme. Following his prison sentence, Jerome Marcel Newton must serve three years of supervised release and pay $147,102 in ...more »

Pepper Pike woman sentenced to seven years for identity theft, tax fraud
cleveland.comOctober 22, 2015

Ghana Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud, four counts of filing false, fictitious and fraudulent tax returns and five counts of aggravated identity theft. Prosecutors said she file 106 fraudulent tax returns for 2010 and 2011, using her ...more »

Hundreds could be victim of identity theft scam targeting Medicare system ...
ABC OnlineOctober 22, 2015

There have been 369 cases of potential identity theft in the two years to June 2015, prompting the establishment of a police strike force to investigate whether the personal information of customers had been accessed and altered to obtain the sham ...more »

Bishopville woman pleads guilty to federal identity theft
WMBFOctober 21, 2015

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A 29-year-old Bishopville woman entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence on Wednesday to identity theft, according to a news release from the U.S. District Attorney's Office. U.S. District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks of ...more »

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