NY: Former tax dept. employee charged with ID theft

Anand Balasar of the Legislative Gazette reports that an employee of the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance has been charged with using taxpayers’ information to apply for and obtain credit cards. The state is notifying 2,000 individuals.

Note of June 20, 2009: the original article is no longer available at that url but a copy of the contents can be found on InfoWatch. The article indicates that Walter Healey had more than 90 fraudulent credit cards and other lines of credit with more than 20 banks.

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