Bits ‘n Pieces
In the criminal justice system:
- As a follow-up to a case previously reported, former Navy petty officer, Cora Dixon, pleaded guilty and accepted a 15-year prison sentence for helping run an identity theft ring. She was accused of using her access to direct deposits at the Fort Worth Reserve Joint Base to take banking and personal information from 8,000 sailors and reservists to make fraudulent checks and identification cards that were used to steal nearly $2 million from 100 sailors and reservists at two Texas military bases. Read more. (hat-tip, Rob Douglas)
- Angela Moulton was sentenced to 10 years in prison for an identity fraud and theft scheme that ran from November 2005 through August 2008, and involved stealing mail from mailboxes in Cleveland. She pleaded no contest and was found guilty in an 80 count indictment including charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, theft, receiving stolen property, identity fraud, forgery and tampering with records. Read more on Cleveland.com
- A small insider case that I had missed: the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged two former employees of Wilco-Hess convenience stores located at 1660 NC HWY 11/55 in Kinston and in Ayden for Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft. Read more on WNCT.
- In Canada, 26 people have been arrested on fraud charges in connection to a debit card scheme at a Whitby gas station. Read more in The Star.