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IN: Student arrested in Chandigarh for online fraud

A 20-year-old student has been arrested on the charge of using credit cards of other people for online shopping, a police officer said here Friday. The student of hotel management, Sahil Sharma, is the son of a senior Haryana government official. His mother is a leading architect here. Sahil was arrested late Thursday evening...

Woman jailed for American Express fraud

A 29-year-old former American Express employee has received a three year jail sentence after she was found guilty of paying for 121 luxury holidays with customers’ credit cards. For more than half a year, the woman booked holidays using the Platinum and Centurion cards of various wealthy American Express clients. She also took...

MD: Medical worker sentenced to prison in identity theft scheme

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Christel Ebony Norwood, age 32, of Ft. Washington, Maryland today to 30 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Chasanow also ordered Norwood to...

UK: Four found guilty of grants fraud

Four Nottingham people have admitted defrauding the government out of almost £42,000 in maternity grants. Lookman Agbolahan, 22, of Highurst Court, who led the scheme, was jailed for two years and three months. His girlfriend Victoria Gladstone, 20, of Nuthall Road, was given a suspended one-year jail term. Agbolahan got details from Department for...

OH: Postmaster Charged With Identity Theft

The United States Post Office is entrusted with getting mail to the intended recipient safely. Now the former post master of Bethel is accused of stealing a former employee’s identity. Jennifer Justice, of New Richmond, was indicted on October 22, 2008 for allegedly using someone else’s information to obtain credit cards and magazine subscriptions....