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ID THEFT NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Linkedin to identity theftToronto Sun
Toronto hi-tech thieves are sifting through business networking websites like Linkedin to find rich CEOs and businessmen to prey on by stealing their personal data and creating false identities to rack up cash and credit, police say. …
Identity Theft Costs Clarendon Hills Woman $5800
Patch.com
By Joe O’Donnell Identity theft—A resident from the 0-100 block of Golf Avenue came to the Clarendon Hills Police Department and reported that her credit card was fraudulently charged for $5850 worth of purchases in Georgia. …
Bad check leads to alleged identity theft ring
Enterprise-Record
By BARBARA ARRIGONI-Staff Writer OROVILLE — An attempt to pass a fraudulent check at an Oroville casino led to the arrests recently of a Yuba City woman and three Sacramento residents who are allegedly involved in an identity theft ring, …
Long Island attorney suspended for stealing daughter’s identity
Thomson Reuters News & Insight
In March 2010, Jacob Armon pleaded guilty in Nassau County District Court to one count of attempted identity theft in the third degree. The victim was Armon’s own daughter, who turned her father into the police, according to a New York Post report …
Thousands Of Cars Roll Through RTV6 Shredder Day
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS — As RTV6 stories this week have shown, identity theft is a pervasive problem that claims victims in Indiana daily, but there are ways to protect data. RTV6, DAO and Hoosier Shred hosted Shredder Day at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church …
Veterans take aim at veterans
Niles Daily Star
BBB provides the following information on offers and scams that can put veterans at jeopardy of becoming victims of fraud, paying more for items than they should or identity theft. • Look out for firms that target veterans and charge for products and …
Dead Americans’ ID theft draws federal attention | The Republic
The Republic
By ISAAC WOLF – Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON – The head of the Social Security Administration reportedly has agreed to meet with two US senators to discuss changing a policy that now inadvertently enables the identity theft of deceased …
Identity Theft Suspects Nabbed At Feather Falls Casino
KRCRTV.COM
Deputies arrested four suspects in an identity theft ring after an incident at Feather Falls Casino. Butte County investigators looked into a report of a fraudulent check last week. They uncovered an identity theft ring involving four suspects and at …
Identity theft reported: Orange Village Police Blotter
Plain Dealer (blog)
By Sun News staff IDENTITY THEFT, LANDER ROAD: A woman reported Nov. 3 that she had been contacted by the Chase Bank Fraud Division and advised of suspicious activity on her Mastercard account, after someone attempted to have new cards sent to an …
Gia Hendricks charged with 11 counts of ID theft, theft and burglary
Easy Reader News
Gia Christina Hendricks, the alleged con artist who stole and charged about $9000 onto a Manhattan Beach man’s credit card last month, was charged with 11 counts of identity theft, theft and second degree commercial burglary, according to a Los Angeles …
Connecticut Law Enforcement Officials Stay a Step Ahead of Identity Theft
MarketWatch (press release)
The summit will cover identity theft trends and protection strategies as well as the newest techniques being used. Participants are strongly encouraged to share their awareness and resources with their family and communities to help protect against …
Metro Man Battling Long-Term Effects of ID Theft
fox4kc.com
Now, he and his fiance say that now they have to carry around special paperwork showing that is the victim of identity theft, because they never know if they’ll need to prove that he’s not the suspect of a crime. “Take time off work, go through all …
Criminal – Identity theft – Permission – Closing argument
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
By Tom Egan Where a defendant has been convicted of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft, the conviction should be affirmed, as (1) identity theft was committed despite the fact that his identification documents were used with his permission …
Cyber Protection on Cyber Monday Isn’t Enough; 13% of Victims Still Lose …
MarketWatch (press release)
Identity fraud can be detected online, but it doesn’t necessarily start there.” Results from the 2011 Identity Fraud Survey Report conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research indicate that of all identity theft victims, 40% had their information misused …
Police Investigate Suspected Identity Theft Operation
KOAT Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque police are revealing new details in a raid on an alleged identity theft operation. Investigators said Wednesday’s raid at a home near 4th and Alameda in northwest Albuquerque contained drugs and evidence of an identity …
Two arrested from Moss Bluff for burglary and identity theft
KPLC-TV
On November 8, Roshto and Dill were arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary; identity theft; unauthorized use of an access card; and theft under $500. Judge Michael Canaday set Roshto’s bond at $32500 and …
More Potential ID Theft Victims Come Forward
Patch.com
Previously arrested for identity theft, forgery, theft, bail jumping and fraud, Johnson served two years in jail for identity theft in Washington, said the release, and is wanted on similar charges in Washington and Oregon. Her bail is $80000. …
Identity Theft Blamed In Hundreds Of Wrongful Arrests
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS — With identity theft on the rise, Indianapolis police are working with victims to help avoid mistaken arrests. Over the past two years, there have been nearly 300 wrongful arrests in Indianapolis blamed on someone using another person’s …
More than 100 Delaware Co. Identity Thefts Linked To Charity Transactions
10TV
Police announced on Wednesday that they had traced more than 100 identity thefts to a local charity. According to investigators, the identity thefts were traced back to transactions at the Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County ReStore. …
Inmate gets 12 more years for identity theft scheme
Belleville News Democrat
Danwine Dewayne Renard, 47, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in an identity theft scheme that took in more than $200000 while he was in the Missouri Department of Corrections, according to US Attorney …
Keep Your Identity Safe this Holiday Season
WLTX.com
Columbia, SC (WLTX) – The holiday shopping season is one of the most optimum times for identity theft as consumers shop and swipe more, police say. In an effort to keep consumers safe, the West Columbia Police Department is holding a seminar educating …
Identity theft targeted as FNB rolls out fingerprint verification
The New Age Online
“We continue to use innovative measures to make banking safe and convenient for our customers – in this instance, by reducing identity fraud,” said the CEO of FNB Smart Solutions, Liné Wiid. “With the rise in identity theft, it is crucial that we adopt …
Shredding: Pick the right machine to protect your ID
The Republic
By CLAUDIA BUCK – Sacramento Bee Amid all the fears over identity theft, the No. 1 tip on how to avoid getting hit is always the same: Shred it. “One of the best ways to protect your personal information from an ID thief is to shred important documents …
String of burglaries tied to identity theft ring in Columbia County
South County Spotlight
By Stover E. Harger III From top: Richard Clement, Dennis Engle, Jodi Lee Ann Hill are suspected of leading an identity theft and burglary ring that police believe has hit over a dozen homes, centered around Warren. While investigating a rash of …
Bradenton gang member, sisters charged with running ID theft, tax fraud scheme
Bradenton Herald
Leticia Salas, 31, and Lucina Santana-Gonzalez, 25, have been charged with organized scheming to defraud and four counts of identity theft. Their brother, will face the same charges when he is brought back to Manatee by the Florida Department of …
Identity theft prevention tips for the holiday season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft – the unauthorized use of your personal identifying information, like your name, Social Security number or credit card number, to commit fraud or other crimes – is approaching 10 million …
Senior citizens vulnerable to identity theft, credit fraud
Arizona Republic
What he found was that his father was a victim of identity theft and credit fraud, a problem nationally among senior citizens, particularly those who live in nursing homes and other types of assisted-living centers. Law-enforcement and identity-theft …
Identity theft prevention
CNET (blog)
From the IRS to your local florist, your private information is widely shared. And every day some organization loses sensitive data about its clients or customers–whether due to a hack attack or (more likely) from the loss or theft of a computer or …
Call 4 Action Vehicular identity theft
Today’s TMJ4
By Karen Stiles Criminals steal a vehicle, but know that they need to have a valid vehicle ID number in order to sell it. They locate an identical car, often out of state, clone the vehicle ID number from the legitimate car to the stolen car, …
Credit Unions Combat Identity Theft with FREE Shred Events
Credit Unions Online
According to the United States Department of Justice, identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or …
Identity theft marketplace sells mothers’ maiden names, dates of birth, etc
Boing Boing
Customers who aren’t choosy about the identities they’re stealing can get a real bargain. Among the most trafficked commodities in the hacker underground are packages called “fullz infos,” which include the full identity information on dozens or …
IRS doesn’t do good job helping tax identity theft victims, says TIGTA
Fierce Government
The Internal Revenue Service doesn’t do a good job of providing assistance to victims of tax identity theft, the head of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told a Nov. 4 House panel. Tax agency procedures pertaining to identity theft …
Father of Zahra Baker wants trial on identity theft, other charges moved from …
The Republic
Adam Baker faces charges of Identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses. The girl’s stepmother, Elisa Baker, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree murder in Zahra’s death and was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison. …
Former inmate sentenced for role in identity theft scheme
KSDK
East St. Louis, IL (KSDK) – A former inmate was sentenced to 12 years in prison for participating in an identity theft scheme while incarcerated. Danwine Dewayne Renard, 47, was also ordered to pay $122943.72 in restitution and a $49000 forfeiture …
Children at Higher Risk for Identity Theft than Adults, Study Says
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
In fact, kids under the age of 18 are 51 times more likely to become victims of identity theft than their parents, according to a recent report by Carnegie Mellon CyLab. Out of a representative sample of more than 40000 juveniles, 10.2 percent, …
Corporate identity theft: a new realm in risk management
Reuters Blogs (blog)
7 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – These days most people are aware of the dangers of someone stealing and misusing their identity to perpetrate fraud — but less people are familiar with the equivalent crime at a corporate level. Corporate identity theft …
Savannah Man Indicted in Airline Miles & Identity Theft Scheme
WSAV-TV
United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver said, “Individuals who are alleged to have engaged in financial fraud and identity theft crimes, of any type, will be apprehended and prosecuted in the Southern District of Georgia. Financial fraud and identity …
Public’s help sought in identifying credit card, identity theft suspect
Reno Gazette Journal
9:00 pm Washoe County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying this man, who is suspected of credit card and identity theft. / WCSO Washoe County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected …
Woman who made fake Facebook page for ex should be tried on identity theft charges
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog)
By Star-Ledger Editorial Board Tim Farrell/The Star-LedgerDana Thornton of Belleville faces a charge of identity theft for allegedly creating a fake Facebook page in the name of her ex-boyfriend, Parsippany Police Detective Michael Lasalandra. …
Alleged International ID Theft Ring Founder Vladislav Horohorin Set for US …
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Horohorin, a dual citizen of the Ukraine and the State of Israel, was in Nice and about to board a flight to Moscow when police arrested him on charges of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was indicted in absence by a US federal …