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Civil servant jailed for accessing DWP systems for fraud

Tom Young reports: A civil servant was imprisoned on Friday for accessing 2,500 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) records and diverting other people’s tax credit claims to his own bank accounts. John Brian Agdomar, 42, used his job at the DWP as a cover to illegally access records to obtain personal information on...

Colorado man sentenced to 10 years in ID theft case

The Associated Press reports that Terry Paul Dorman, “who authorities say stole identities off tax returns that he prepared for clients” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to theft, identity theft, securities fraud, and tax evasion.

Keizer man accused of stealing personal information for homes

Stacey Barchenger reports: A Keizer man was arrested Friday on an accusation that he used stolen personal information to finance two homes in the Salem area. Salem Police detectives arrested Julian Ruiz, 38, near the intersection of River and Brooklake roads NE, said Lt. Steve Birr, who leads the department’s criminal investigations section....

ID theft ringleader back in custody after 4 years on the lam

The mastermind of an identify theft ring who fled after being sentenced for his role in the scheme to steal personal and confidential credit report profiles of thousands of customers of Weichert Financial Services, Inc. pleaded guilty today to failure to surrender to federal prison. Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced that...

Former Randstad branch manager sentenced for embezzlement, ID theft

A former branch manager for Randstad North America, an international staffing firm in Sandy Springs, Georgia, has been sentenced to serve 5 years, 1 month in federal prison on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. In addition, she has been ordered to pay $286,388.37 in restitution. Cynthia Whitehead, 44, of Atlanta, Georgia,...