ID Theft

TX: Forest Hill council member victim of identity theft

Andrew Chavez reports: Police want to know how a Forest Hill city council member’s identity was stolen and used to cash fake traveler’s checks in Ohio several times over the past year. Ohio investigators say the man pulled the scam at least four times in the past year, netting about $600, said Capt. Gary...

CO: New reports of “skimming” in the Grand Valley

Grand Junction Police are looking into a number of reports of “skimming” incidents around the Grand Valley. This is the second time in as many months police have seen a rash of reports pour into the department. The GJPD says at least 17 new victims have come forward, with a dollar loss per...

KS: JoCo deputies shut down alleged identity theft ring

George Diepenbrock reports: Johnson County Sheriff’s officers arrested eight people Friday morning at a De Soto business and another person in Olathe as part of an alleged identity theft ring. Master Deputy Tom Erickson, a sheriff’s spokesman, said seven people were arrested on identity theft charges and two other men were arrested on charges...

3 arrests at ‘forgery lab’ in Reno hotel-casino

The Associated Press reports: Federal agents and local officers investigating a string of thefts from mail boxes in northern Nevada have arrested three suspects accused of operating a “forgery lab” out of a room at a hotel-casino in downtown Reno. U.S. postal inspectors and the Secret Service were among those tracking the case since...

UK: Four found guilty of grants fraud

Four Nottingham people have admitted defrauding the government out of almost £42,000 in maternity grants. Lookman Agbolahan, 22, of Highurst Court, who led the scheme, was jailed for two years and three months. His girlfriend Victoria Gladstone, 20, of Nuthall Road, was given a suspended one-year jail term. Agbolahan got details from Department for...