WA: Prosecutors: Municipal Court worker passed credit card numbers to ID theft ring

Levi Pulkkinen reports:

What could that Seattle speeding ticket cost?

Your identity, according to federal court filings released Thursday.

In a six-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court, federal prosecutors assert a Seattle Municipal Court employee passed account information into an identity theft ring in which four people are presently charged.

Federal prosecutors claim Diamond Wendell Alexander Jr. and Crystal Loren Lee recruited others to copy credit card information from their places of employment and forward that information to them.


“The Seattle Municipal Court employee would print access device information pertaining to people who used their cards to pay for traffic tickets and other transactions with the court,” according to a grand jury indictment filed Wednesday.

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