Computer fraud charge against woman involves ID theft of VA workers

Rachel Weiner reports:

An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs stole his co-workers’ confidential information and shared it with a friend who used it to obtain a credit card and access a bank account — ultimately making charges at a Diesel clothing store and with a plastic surgeon, authorities said.

The allegation comes from an affidavit filed not against the employee but against his friend. Allise Jones is charged in Alexandria federal court with computer fraud.

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According to court documents, Jones also obtained the personal information of employees at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly called Freddie Mac, and used it to attempt to withdraw money from those staff members’ bank accounts.

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