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WA: Tobacco shop owner sentenced in debit card scam

A former Redmond tobacco shop owner was sentenced to 33 months in prison Friday for skimming information from hundreds of customers’ credit and debit cards, then siphoning money, federal officials said. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez also sentenced Redmond resident Hrant “Mike” Aslanyan, 38, to five years of supervised release. He ordered him to...

Four defendants sentenced for $15 million tax fraud conspiracy

From the USDOJ press release: KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that four more defendants have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. The wire fraud scheme involved stealing the...

PG doc indicted on ID theft charges

Joe Pyrah reports: A former clinical director of the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork has been federally indicted on charges of identity theft and locally on charges of forcible sex abuse. Martin Joseph MacNeill, 52, and Gypsy Jyll Willis, aka Jillian Giselle MacNeill, 32, were indicted by a federal grand jury and...

Thief steals Continental Airlines laptop with biometric and other personal data

Sometime between December 31 and January 2, a laptop was stolen from a locked Continental Airlines’ office in Newark. The laptop contained personal information on employees, vendors, and new hire candidates. The laptop, which was used for background security checks, contained confidential files on 230 individuals, including their names, Social Security numbers, fingerprint images,...

Former Occidental Petroleum employees’ data in security breach

Through its attorneys, Occidental Petroleum Corporation notified the Vermont Attorney General’s office of a breach that was discovered on December 11th. A former employee in Tulsa “accessed and mishandled” personal information by emailing a spreadsheet containing information on former employees to a personal email account. The former employees’ data included names, addresses, birthdates, employee...