Bits ‘n Pieces
In the justice system:
- Vicky L. Munn, a former supervisor with the St. Tammany District Attorney’s Office and Todd Kelly, a local private investigator, were each sentenced to three years’ probation for conspiracy to exceed authorized access to a governmental computer. According to court records, Munn sold over 48 criminal records to Kelly between 2003 and 2004. More.
- Fort Lauderdale police arrested two dozen people involved in an elaborate identity theft ring and are searching for 22 more. The ring, led by suspects Mario Chandler and Christopher Wright, allegedly recruited cashiers and bank employees to participate in the con by offering them a “cut” of the proceeds. One of the suspects is a U.S. Postal employee. More.
- In China, Deng Jinchuan, a high school teacher in central China, has been suspended for his alleged involvement in the “second identity theft for university enrollment case” in the past few weeks. More.
- Pamela J. Morris of Charleston, WV was sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for mail fraud stemming from theft of a nursing home patient’s identity. More.
- Benigno “Benny” Diaz and Jorge Demichelli are alleged to be responsible for nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in identity theft fraud. None of the victims whose identity and stolen personal information was used had ever been to any of the three dealerships victimized in the scam. More.
- Former Florida A&M student Lawrence Secrease was sentenced Monday to 22 months in prison and three years supervised release in the case involving unauthorized grade changes at the university. More.