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FL: Personal information papers found in dumpster

Suncoast News reports that “reams” of personal information, including employment applications, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers, have been found carelessly dumped in a Sarasota dumpster by someone from Westaff Employment, a company that appears to be closed. I expect we will see even more of such reports as small businesses (or large ones)...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Following up on a story here: former State Department employee Dwayne F. Cross was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for illegally accessing more than 150 confidential passport application files. More. Identity theft to obtain medical services is not new, but...

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...