Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system:

  • Ashley Johnson was arrested in Memphis for trying to open a store account under a false name. When police searched her vehicle, they discovered cards in dozens of other identity cards. Johnson allegedly used names and identification numbers she found on employee applications that she took from trash containers behind such businesses as Macy’s, McAlister’s, Target and J.C. Penney. More.
  • In the United Arab Emirates, a bank employee has been arrested for his part in an identity theft and fraud ring. More.
  • Joseph Lawrence was sentenced to 12 years in prison for mail fraud, identity theft and stealing mail; his crime spree ran from 1980 until May 2008. More.

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