ID Theft

IN: Student arrested in Chandigarh for online fraud

A 20-year-old student has been arrested on the charge of using credit cards of other people for online shopping, a police officer said here Friday. The student of hotel management, Sahil Sharma, is the son of a senior Haryana government official. His mother is a leading architect here. Sahil was arrested late Thursday evening...

TX: HPD investigating massive credit card scam

Matthew Jackson reports: Huntsville Police began a massive investigation into an international fraud ring on Friday after arresting a Houston woman with more than 100 credit card numbers in her possession Thursday afternoon. In the vehicle, officers found more evidence of fraud. “In her vehicle we found several typed pages of credit card...

FL: Feds to take over probe of credit-, debit-card fraud

Federal authorities plan to take over an investigation into how credit- and debit-card numbers are being stolen and used to make purchases. There have been 50 to 60 victims locally, and they all have been patrons at Vallarta, a Mexican restaurant on Sorrento Road, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ted Roy said. Roy said the...

MD: Medical worker sentenced to prison in identity theft scheme

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Christel Ebony Norwood, age 32, of Ft. Washington, Maryland today to 30 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Chasanow also ordered Norwood to...

UT: Local credit card numbers stolen

Matthew K. Jensen reports on a case where arrests have been made but there is still no explanation of how the thieves obtained the credit card data: Two men are in custody and under investigation by the FBI in an identity theft scheme that victimized 2,500 Cache County residents, Smithfield police officials said Wednesday....