Ex-Virginia Wesleyan student sentenced for ID theft

There’s a follow-up to a case previously noted on this site.

Scott Daugherty reports:

A former Virginia Wesleyan College student was sentenced Monday to two and a half years in federal prison for stealing the identities of several classmates and applying for more than 100 credit cards.

Upon her release, Katecha “Tisha” Thomas will have to spend an additional six months on house arrest.

Read more on The Virginian-Pilot, and pay particular attention to the college’s response that although they deployed more stringent security measures in the wake of this breach, they still won’t run background checks on student employees – apparently even when they’ll have access to databases with Social Security numbers and financial information? Would the FTC consider this reasonable security? I wouldn’t.


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