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Stories with subject: Identity theft
  • 27K UPMC worker hit by data breach, 788 by fraud 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:22 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - The personal information of 27,000 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees might have been put at risk by identity thieves who apparently used the information of 788 workers to file bogus federal tax returns, the hospital network said.

  • Judge refuses to toss sentence for ID theft 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:04 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal judge has refused to throw out a Richmond woman's 14-year prison sentence for helping illegal aliens obtain driver's licenses and other identification.

  • Militia leader pleads guilty to ID theft 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:43 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.

  • Scottsdale hotel maid arrested for identity theft 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:13 am
  • PHOENIX - Authorities say a housekeeper at a Scottsdale resort stole the identity of a blind Mesa woman to secure her job.

  • Tax fraud hits Ore. Catholic workers, volunteers 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:59 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - The Catholic Archdiocese of Portland says at least 100 current and former employees and volunteers of the archdiocese and affiliated churches and schools have had their Social Security numbers used to file fraudulent 2013 tax returns.

  • University of Texas building ID theft web site 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:29 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas Center for Identity says it's using $5 million in state money for a resource center that will allow Texans to better deal with identity theft and online fraud.

  • Lowell woman used stolen ID to rent apartment 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:49 am
  • LOWELL, Massachusetts - A Lowell woman has pleaded guilty to using another person's identity for no other reason than to rent an apartment.

  • Brooklyn woman admits ID theft of over $500,000 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:06 am
  • ALBANY, New York - A 29-year-old Brooklyn woman is facing prison time and some hefty fines for stealing more than a half-million dollars using counterfeit credit cards.

  • Baltimore man pleads guilty to ID theft 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:16 pm
  • BALTIMORE - A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy and identity theft after prosecutors say he bought motorcycles with stolen information.

  • BofA paying $772M over selling credit card extras 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.

  • NJ man pleads not-guilty to alleged tax fraud 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:07 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - A former New Jersey resident has been charged with participating in what federal authorities say was a scheme to use stolen identity information to fraudulently file for tax refunds.

  • Judge affirms verdict in brother's ID theft case 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:44 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - A federal judge has upheld the convictions in Kansas against a man who posed for decades as his dead infant brother to escape child support obligations and legal difficulties in Canada.

  • Oregon mom pleads not guilty to abuse accusations 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:23 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A southern Oregon woman pleaded not guilty to charges arising from a child-abuse investigation involving her children.

  • Raleigh man sentenced in credit card scheme 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:05 pm
  • NEW BERN, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say a Raleigh man has been sentenced to prison for his part in a credit card and cigarette trafficking scheme.

  • US charges 25 in Fla. in ID theft, tax fraud case 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:02 pm
  • MIAMI - Twenty-five people accused of using thousands of stolen identities to claim $36 million in fraudulent tax refunds have been arrested in the latest South Florida sweep, federal authorities said Thursday.

  • Houston businesswoman convicted of medical fraud 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:49 am
  • HOUSTON - The operator of a Houston medical supplies company could be sentenced to more than 150 years in prison over a scam involving feeding tubes.

  • Minnesota's new US attorney plans new initiatives 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:09 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's new chief federal prosecutor said Wednesday he's launching initiatives to combat human trafficking, heroin, fraud, violent crime and identity theft, and he's already reaching out to local authorities statewide for their ideas.

  • Pair accused of stealing IDs of some 600 people 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:37 pm
  • HOUSTON - Federal prosecutors say two people are accused of receiving about $1.8 million in fraudulent tax returns by stealing the personal information of more than 600 people.

  • Man in Maine had used brother's ID for years 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:02 am
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Prosecutors say a man wanted in Massachusetts had been living in Maine for years, fraudulently using his brother's name and Social Security number.

  • Man sentenced in scheme to fraudulently buy cars 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:19 pm
  • GREENBELT, Maryland - A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for trying to buy luxury vehicles using stolen identities.

  • UNI official doubts laptop was source of ID theft 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 2:31 pm
  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - A state audit shows the University of Northern Iowa has unencrypted laptops and portable devices that could pose a risk for identity theft, but school officials say they doubt it was the source of a recent such incident at the university.