AT&T temp charged with data theft

A temporary employee for AT&T was arrested today on charges she stole personal information on 2,100 co-workers and then pocketed more than $70,000 by taking out short-term payday loans in the names of 130 of them.

Cassandra Walls, 25, of Chicago was indicted on 5 counts of wire fraud and 5 counts of aggravated identity theft in federal court.

Walls allegedly stole co-workers’ personal information, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, and then took out numerous payday loans in their names online.

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