- Illinois woman accused of stealing boss's identity Updated: May-03-15 5:04 am
URBANA, Illinois - A central Illinois woman is accused of stealing her boss's identity to obtain credit.
- Alabama deputy revenue commissioner experiences tax ID theft Updated: May-02-15 10:40 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Joe Garrett is proof anyone can fall victim to tax identity theft: he works for the Alabama Department of Revenue as a deputy commissioner.
- Police: No plans to go after 3,600 customers in cable scheme Updated: Apr-29-15 6:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Caddo Parish sheriff's investigators aren't going after 3,600 cable subscribers who apparently signed contracts under other people's names, a spokeswoman for the sheriff says.
- Police: 3 charged in credit card scam planned Florida resale Updated: Apr-29-15 3:42 pm
SLIDELL, Louisiana - Three men from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are accused of using phony credit cards to buy iPads, Xboxes and gift cards in Louisiana with plans to sell them at half-price in Florida, Slidell police said.
- Western Illinois man pleads guilty to mail fraud charge Updated: Apr-29-15 6:35 am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - A western Illinois man has pleaded guilty to helping to steal mail for personal information to apply for credit cards.
- 1 arrested, 10 wanted in $1.2 million identity theft scheme Updated: Apr-28-15 7:21 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Authorities say 10 employees of a Texas cable contractor and a former Comcast worker are accused of using at least 1,200 Comcast customers' personal information to open 3,600 fraudulent cable accounts in northwest Louisiana.
- New York man charged with stealing identity of ex-NFL player Updated: Apr-28-15 5:19 pm
HEMPSTEAD, New York - A man has been charged with stealing the identity of a former NFL player who has the same name so he could rent a home on Long Island.
- FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show Updated: Apr-24-15 10:46 pm
PITTSBURGH - A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said.
- Guard sentenced in Chicago for stealing inmates' identities Updated: Apr-24-15 4:06 am
CHICAGO - A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a former prison guard to three years behind bars for stealing inmates' identities, then using them to seek refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Police: Thief stole ID, money from terminally-ill woman Updated: Apr-23-15 5:43 am
COMMACK, New York - Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the person who stole the identity of a terminally-ill Manhattan fashion executive.
- Anthem cancels public events at Ball State on data breach Updated: Apr-21-15 1:23 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - Representatives from health insurer Anthem have canceled plans to speak publicly this week at Ball State University, where some employees have had their identities stolen.
- Investigators say identity-theft suspect had 74 aliases Updated: Apr-18-15 12:20 am
LOS ANGELES - A woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in Hollywood film production has lived under at least 74 aliases, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
- Carpenter convicted of killing accountant in Maine Updated: Apr-17-15 7:05 pm
ELLSWORTH, Maine - A carpenter accused of killing an accountant he worked for and then driving the victim's car and raiding his bank accounts of nearly $180,000 was convicted of murder on Friday.
- Man convicted of credit fraud, identity theft schemes Updated: Apr-16-15 6:55 pm
GREENBELT, Maryland - A Bowie man has been convicted of numerous charges of credit fraud, wire fraud and identity theft, including a $14,000 credit theft while he was awaiting trial.
- Ex-Va. Wesleyan student sentenced for identity theft Updated: Apr-14-15 3:16 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - A former student at Virginia Wesleyan College student has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for identity theft.
- 18 arrested, accused of using fake identities to get jobs Updated: Apr-14-15 2:10 am
BEAUMONT, Texas - Authorities have arrested 18 people on accusations they used fake identities to get jobs at various refineries, industrial plants and shipyards in Southeast Texas.
- Arkansas fugitive charged with 20 years of identity theft Updated: Apr-13-15 6:37 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Greenbrier man has been charged with identity theft for allegedly living under a fraudulent name for nearly 20 years.
- Albuquerque police: Credit card thieves quickly made fake ID Updated: Apr-13-15 10:02 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Albuquerque police say they're hoping to nab two women who stole a woman's credit card and then promptly made false identification that they used to make $350 of purchases at two stores.
- Jackson woman sentenced in ID fraud scheme Updated: Apr-10-15 8:16 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Jackson woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States by stealing personal information that was used to file false tax returns.
- Russian man's lawyers: Hacking charges should be dismissed Updated: Apr-08-15 3:18 pm
SEATTLE - Lawyers for a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. restaurants and stealing credit card numbers have asked a federal judge to dismiss the indictment against him, arguing that the U.S. Secret Service overstepped its authority when agents took him into custody in the Maldives.
- Stopped driver gives police name associated with ID theft Updated: Apr-08-15 6:31 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Police say a driver stopped in Manchester, New Hampshire, gave a name associated with an identity fraud report in 2013.
- Correction: Ohio House Page-Charges story Updated: Apr-07-15 6:22 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a March 22 story about charges faced by a former Ohio House page related to a letter prosecutors say he forged, The Associated Press erroneously reported that both charges were felonies. Carlos Arrigo faces one felony forgery charge and a second charge of attempted identity theft charge, which is a misdemeanor. Also, the story erroneously characterized Arrigo as Rep. Jim Butler's one-time aide. Arrigo used Butler's letterhead to write the letter but was not his aide.
- Congressman to introduce federal laws to protect consumers Updated: Apr-07-15 4:53 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The need for federal laws that would protect consumers from the effects of identity theft and data breaches is more pressing than ever, as Americans are becoming increasingly reliant on technology - and increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime - state officials said Tuesday.
- Judge dismisses indictment in Kansas identity theft case Updated: Apr-06-15 4:49 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A judge has dismissed at the request of prosecutors the indictment against a woman who had been accused of obtaining her U.S. citizenship by falsely claiming an identity theft victim was her stepfather.