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TX: Irving ISD Employees Victims of ID Theft

Seema Mathur reports: Some 50 Irving Independent School District employees have had their identity information stolen. Police are calling the crime a serious case of identity theft. According to Irving police, detailed information such as social security numbers and birth dates were taken. According to police, Mercado is one of more than 50...

CO: Uncovering the Identity trade business

Deborah Sherman reports: When Brandon Michael rolled up a storage-unit door in Denver on New Year’s Day to sort through the contents he had just purchased at an auction, the young man expected to find the usual items he could later sell on Craigslist or eBay: tools, laptops and furniture. Instead, Michael discovered boxes,...

Ex-R.I. Hospital guard sentenced for patient ID thefts

Mike McKinney reports: A former Rhode Island Hospital security guard today was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for stealing hospital patients’ identity information and opening cell phone and charge accounts at a Cranston RadioShack — with help from some store clerks. Michael Bermudez, 27, of Regent Avenue, Providence, received a...

FL: Caregiver arrested on fraud charge

A caregiver for an elderly woman in Largo is accused of stealing more than $2,500 from the woman’s credit card account. Victoria Fenton, 39, who worked for Visiting Angels elder care, was arrested Thursday morning. Largo police said she made five ATM withdrawals with her client’s credit card totaling $1,675. Fenton is also accused...

Former Countrywide clients to get reimbursement

AP is reporting: Connecticut officials say the new owners of Countrywide Financial Corp. have agreed to pay the state $350,000 and reimburse customers who had to freeze their credit after a massive data breach. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell says about 30,000 people in Connecticut were affected....