Bits ‘n Pieces
In the justice system:
- Abdurrahman Cetin was sentenced in federal court in Florida for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Evidence presented at trial showed that Cetin collected the personal and financial information of customers at a Toyota dealer in Long Island, NY, while working there as a salesman in 1999 and then used the information to open five bank accounts and obtain lines of credit at two Myrtle Beach banks, Wilkins said. More.
- Laura Amber Smith and Richard Cattarusa have been charged in San Antonio’s largest identity-theft case, which involves the stolen personal information of more than 17,000 people who stayed at the Emily Morgan Hotel. Ten people have now been arrested, and more arrests are expected.. More. Previous coverage.
- Mary L. Landry was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for stealing the identity of a Coast Guard rear admiral. More.