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PA: Woman used inside credit info for identity theft, police say

A former Allentown woman used inside information from the real estate company where she worked to help a Philadelphia man steal multiple identities in the Lehigh Valley and accumulate more than $100,000 in purchases and loans, state police at Fogelsville said. Carniola Santana, 24, who now has a New York City address, allegedly took...

UK: Hackers tried to steal hundreds of millions from bank, court told

David Brown reports: An international gang plotted to steal £229 million from customers’ accounts at a leading bank by hacking into computers, a court was told yesterday. A security supervisor smuggled two Belgian computer hackers into the London offices of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation by pretending that they were friends who had arrived for...

ZA: Three waiters to go on trial

Three Kauai Juice waiters are to go on trial next month in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on fraud and conspiracy charges. The charges relate to the use of credit card readers and encoding devices, for the manufacture of fake credit cards. Prosecutor Mary Naidoo alleges the trio conspired to make false...

Payroll manager gets 5 years, told to repay $500,000

Andrew Galvin reports: A former payroll manager at Advanced Medical Optics was sentenced to five years in state prison today after he pleaded guilty last month to charges that he stole more than $487,000 from his employer, prosecutors said. Robert Lee Winn, 43, of Norco, used the Santa Ana company’s payroll computer system to...

WV: Local health department warns 11,000 people of possible ID theft

Eric Eyre reports: The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is sending 11,000 letters to people who received flu shots from the agency since October, warning them that their personal information may have been stolen by a former department temporary worker. Jameelah Jossiah, 24, a former flu clinic billing clerk, was charged with computer fraud after allegedly...