Missouri man pleads guilty to fraud scheme that used stolen identities of Johnson County employees

KTTN reports:

A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a fraud scheme that utilized the stolen identities of Johnson County, Kansas, government employees to make fraudulent purchases.

Michael B. Becher, 40, of Raytown, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to participating in a conspiracy to commit credit card fraud from Feb. 1 to June 30, 2019.

By pleading guilty, Becher admitted that he and his co-conspirators used stolen identity information to make fraudulent purchases. Many of the identity theft victims were current or former employees of Johnson County, Kan. The Johnson County, Kan., government experienced a data breach of employees’ personally identifiable information in 2015.

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