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UK: Dental patient fraud pair jailed

A woman and her stepfather have been given jail terms for defrauding nearly £20,000 from patients at two dental practices in Glasgow. Receptionist Adele Ballantyne, 22, copied credit and debit card details and passed them to John Hill, 32, who then ordered goods for resale. Ballantyne was jailed for 12 months and Hill was...

PA: Accused card skimmer pleads guilty

Keith Phucas reports: A Philadelphia woman accused of skimming credit card accounts while she worked at a Plymouth Meeting Mall restaurant pleaded guilty Wednesday to identity theft, theft by deception, criminal conspiracy and other felony charges. Her sentencing is pending. Jasmine Crowder, 20, worked at California Pizza Kitchen last summer when she stole hundreds...

Former Lawrence man pleads guilty to ID theft

George Diepenbrock reports: A 33-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man, who once lived in Lawrence, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for an identity theft scheme in Lawrence and the Kansas City area that totaled more than $78,000. William A. Morris had pleaded guilty in September to one count of aggravated identity...

Albuquerque woman indicated for ID theft affecting dozens

The Associated Press is reporting that Helen Bates of Albuquerque was indicated as part of an ID theft and forgery ring. Documents found at her home included credit cards of 31 people as well as photocopies of checks issued to a gas station where she had worked between October 2005 and October 2007. So...

MD: Identity Transplant

Chris Landers reports: Bill Wall is a large man with close-cropped hair and the bearing of a military man, which he is–a major in the Army’s 729th Brigade Support Battalion. His wife Deborah is tiny, blond, and full of an energy that belies the fact that for more than 10 years she has been...