On April 30, in Bits ‘n Pieces, I reported an arrest in Texas that involved an insider at unnamed banks and mortgage companies. Subsequently, Sam LaGrone of Air Force Times reported on the case because the man arrested, Isaac McCrumby, was posing as an Air Force reservist during a crime spree that allegedly netted $500,000 worth of goods. According to LaGrone’s report:
Two Euless police affidavits, signed by Detective Brian Brennan, for warrants to search McCrumby’s home and office detail the police case.
Authorities first got wise after a Bank of America internal investigator notified them that $20,000 was missing from 20 accounts that had been handled at a Countrywide Financial office in Fort Worth.
The investigator traced the accounts back to Kimberly Crawford, 26, a customer service representative who admitted to selling account numbers to McCrumby.
Bank of America completed purchase of Countrywide in July 2008. This incident appears separate from the Countrywide breach involving an employee, Rene L. Rebollo Jr., in Pasadena who was charged with selling about 2,000,000 customers’ records. In this case, approximately 4,000 customers’ records appeared to be sold.
McCrumby denies that he is the person involved.