PA: Million dollar ID theft operation busted

David Henry reports:

The Justice Department says it has busted an identity theft operation that cost a lot of people a lot of money.

Investigators say 44-year-old Anthony Williams was the ring leader. A federal indictment charges him and 15 others with a massive identity theft operation that victimized hundreds of people over three years, looting them of upwards of a million dollars.

And they allegedly had inside help.

Courtney Carr and Brian Wright were tellers at Citizens Bank. Jennifer Pearson worked for Penn Mutual Life Insurance.

The government says they sold customer information to Williams.

Read more in abc6.

Update: ITRC kindly let me know that this report is most likely linked to a breach notification filed by Penn Mutual with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office in March; discussed in this previous blog entry.

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