Theft

OH: CCS Employees’ Personal Info Found During Police Raid

Columbus City Schools experienced a security breach, resulting in employees’ Social Security numbers being at risk. A raid conducted by Columbus police Thursday turned up the Social Security numbers of 80 to 100 CCS employees, NBC 4‘s Lauren Diedrich reported. The information was part of a mailing that appears to have been intercepted while...

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...

JP: Info on 110,000 students leaked

Personal information containing names, addresses, telephone numbers and bank account numbers used for paying tuition on all 110,000 students enrolled in Kanagawa prefectural senior high schools in fiscal 2006 was leaked–and remains–on the Internet because the involved parties have been unable to get it removed. Last September, the board of education received a fax...

KS: JoCo deputies shut down alleged identity theft ring

George Diepenbrock reports: Johnson County Sheriff’s officers arrested eight people Friday morning at a De Soto business and another person in Olathe as part of an alleged identity theft ring. Master Deputy Tom Erickson, a sheriff’s spokesman, said seven people were arrested on identity theft charges and two other men were arrested on charges...

3 arrests at ‘forgery lab’ in Reno hotel-casino

The Associated Press reports: Federal agents and local officers investigating a string of thefts from mail boxes in northern Nevada have arrested three suspects accused of operating a “forgery lab” out of a room at a hotel-casino in downtown Reno. U.S. postal inspectors and the Secret Service were among those tracking the case since...