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NC: Insurance agent charged with ID fraud

The News & Observer reports that Melissa Swain Parrish, a contract insurance agent with Miracle Insurance Co., has been arrested and charged with ID theft and obtaining property by false pretenses for allegedly stealing the identities of more than 100 people and collecting commissions by enrolling them in Medicare Advantage plans. Some of the...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Laura Bustamante, who worked for the Utah Department of Workforce Services, was sentenced to  three years in prison  for her role in an ID theft ring. Previous coverage here. Tiina Eldridge and Jean Paul Rudahunga were arrested after they were found in possession of fraudulent credit cards and credit card...

Overseas card fraud scam exposed

Alan Little of BBC News reports: A criminal gang selling UK credit card details stolen from Indian call centres has been exposed by an undercover BBC News investigation. Reporters posing as fraudsters bought UK names, addresses and valid credit card details from a Delhi-based man. The seller denied any wrongdoing and Symantec corporation, from...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Diane Michelle Nicholson, a former employee of the Holladay Park Plaza retirement care facility, is accused of stealing credit cards and checks from multiple elderly tenants and patients. Read more. Dr. Lisa Michelle Barden, the physician accused of stealing patients’ identities and faking other doctors’ signatures to obtain thousands of...