IDENTITY THEFT NEWS: WEEKLY UPDATE
Here are some of the identity theft headlines from around the country this past week.
Gainesville ranks 13th in nation for identity theft
Gainesville Times (Gainesville, Florida)
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year. The FTC ranks Georgia second in identity theft complaint rates. It ranks Gainesville 13th in the country for identity theft complaints and 22nd in …
Man waives hearings for multiple credit card thefts
Delco News Network
Charges waived from the first complaint were receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of access device, and identity theft. In exchange for the waiver, the charges of criminal conspiracy, theft and forgery were withdrawn.
Chapel Hill Police Arrest Two For Forgery And Identity Theft
Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Chapel Hill Police arrested two women Thursday in their attempts of forgery and identity theft. CHPD Sgt. Josh Mecimore says Florida residents Kimberly Ann Jones and Meggan Diane Zarrilli were riding together when they attempted to cash …
Conspirators Used Small Skimming Devices and Cameras to Obtain Account Information
Bay Net… for conspiracy to commit access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, in connection with a scheme to use small cameras and ATM skimming devices to obtain debit and credit card account numbers and personal identification numbers.
4 convicted in major Calif bank fraud, ID thefts
Review seeker (press release)
4 in California convicted in major bank fraud, identity theft of dozens in 4 states By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) ‘ Federal prosecutors say four members of an Armenian organized crime ring have been convicted in one of the largest bank fraud …
McAfee identity theft expert on which devices are safe to resell
Los Angeles Times, California
If you were planning to sell an Android phone or a computer running Windows XP, however, you may want to think again, McAfee identify theft expert Robert Siciliano says. Siciliano recently purchased 30 electronic devices from Craigslist — mostly …
Dollars & Sense: Tax time identity theft
Experts tell us to be careful what happens with those forms, you could end up the victim of identity theft. Going to the bank, filling out a form should be a simple task. Not any more. The threat of identity theft is almost constant.
Credit bureaus upsell ID theft victims, FTC report says
By Bob Sullivan A new report by the Federal Trade Commission slams the nation’s credit bureaus for up selling identity theft prevention services when victims call looking for help. The report found that consumers face frustrating voice mail systems that …
Suspects indicted in DeKalb ID theft case
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Marcus K. Garner A DeKalb County grand jury indicted four people Friday for allegedly running an elaborate identity theft scheme. In addition to stealing Social Security numbers and birth certificate information from six people to open bank and …
Buckeye woman pleads guilty to aggravated identity theft
23, 2012, under Arizona Republic News An Buckeye woman pleaded guilty this month to identity theft charges after she and others filed tax returns using Social Security numbers obtained from an organization for disabled people, according to the United …
South Dakota has 2nd-fewest ID thefts
Credit card fraud was the most common form of identity theft in the state in 2011. The number of identity thefts in South Dakota rose in 2011, but the state was still among those with the fewest cases, according to a new government report.
Armenian Power Member and Three Armenian Power Associates Convicted in Los Angeles California
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
After a five-week trial, four defendants have been convicted for their roles in one of the largest bank fraud and identity theft schemes in California history, with dozens of victims in four states and millions of dollars in losses.
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