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ZA: Three waiters to go on trial

Three Kauai Juice waiters are to go on trial next month in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on fraud and conspiracy charges. The charges relate to the use of credit card readers and encoding devices, for the manufacture of fake credit cards. Prosecutor Mary Naidoo alleges the trio conspired to make false...

Payroll manager gets 5 years, told to repay $500,000

Andrew Galvin reports: A former payroll manager at Advanced Medical Optics was sentenced to five years in state prison today after he pleaded guilty last month to charges that he stole more than $487,000 from his employer, prosecutors said. Robert Lee Winn, 43, of Norco, used the Santa Ana company’s payroll computer system to...

WV: Local health department warns 11,000 people of possible ID theft

Eric Eyre reports: The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is sending 11,000 letters to people who received flu shots from the agency since October, warning them that their personal information may have been stolen by a former department temporary worker. Jameelah Jossiah, 24, a former flu clinic billing clerk, was charged with computer fraud after allegedly...

IN: Call centre manager in the frame over ID scam

John Leyden reports: An Indian call centre manager is under investigation over allegations he used the identities of Brits to run an insurance fraud scam. Edward Burn, 30, has reportedly confessed to using the details of 12 people to make fictitious insurance claims valued at £56,900 through insurance firm Aviva, whose brands include Norwich...

MS: MDOC ex-officer stole inmate IDs

Jimmie E. Gates reports: Former Mississippi Department of Corrections employee Janice Singleton will be sentenced Feb. 27 on federal charges related to using inmates’ records to file false income tax returns and obtain money. Singleton, 42, a Jackson tax preparer, was a corrections officer at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County prior to...

WA: Tobacco shop owner sentenced in debit card scam

A former Redmond tobacco shop owner was sentenced to 33 months in prison Friday for skimming information from hundreds of customers’ credit and debit cards, then siphoning money, federal officials said. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez also sentenced Redmond resident Hrant “Mike” Aslanyan, 38, to five years of supervised release. He ordered him to...

Four defendants sentenced for $15 million tax fraud conspiracy

From the USDOJ press release: KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that four more defendants have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. The wire fraud scheme involved stealing the...

PG doc indicted on ID theft charges

Joe Pyrah reports: A former clinical director of the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork has been federally indicted on charges of identity theft and locally on charges of forcible sex abuse. Martin Joseph MacNeill, 52, and Gypsy Jyll Willis, aka Jillian Giselle MacNeill, 32, were indicted by a federal grand jury and...

Thief steals Continental Airlines laptop with biometric and other personal data

Sometime between December 31 and January 2, a laptop was stolen from a locked Continental Airlines’ office in Newark. The laptop contained personal information on employees, vendors, and new hire candidates. The laptop, which was used for background security checks, contained confidential files on 230 individuals, including their names, Social Security numbers, fingerprint images,...

Former Occidental Petroleum employees’ data in security breach

Through its attorneys, Occidental Petroleum Corporation notified the Vermont Attorney General’s office of a breach that was discovered on December 11th. A former employee in Tulsa “accessed and mishandled” personal information by emailing a spreadsheet containing information on former employees to a personal email account. The former employees’ data included names, addresses, birthdates, employee...