Identity Theft: Iosif Florea Sentenced For His Part In a Phishing Scam That Impacted Alabama Residents

Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam Montgomery, Alabama- On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr., […]

Financial Fraud: Robin Ann Bertelli Sentenced For One Count of Bank Fraud And One Count Of Aggravated Identity Theft

Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison After Stealing from an Elderly Widow and Her Deceased Son, a Former Navy SEAL Stole Nearly $200,000, Including an Inheritance the Navy SEAL Received After He Reportedly Drowned in Puerto Rico A woman who stole the identities of an elderly woman and her deceased son, a former […]

Financial Fraud: JOEL KURZYNSKI Sentenced For Conducting Cyberstalking And Threat Campaigns Against Multiple Victims

Seattle Man Sentenced to Prison for Cyberstalking Campaign Against a Former Friend and a Co-Worker Harassed Victims with Multiple Texts, Phone Calls, Death Threats, False Online Service Subscriptions and Posed as Reporter Investigating Sex Abuse Allegations A former Seattle, Washington information technology professional was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 30 months […]

Financial Fraud: Hiteshkumar Patel Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Identity Theft, Wire And Mail Fraud

South Abington Man Sentenced To Over 19 Years In Prison For Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Hiteshkumar Patel, age 52, a resident of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 9, 2018, by United States District Court Judge […]

Financial Fraud: Jason McDonald Sentenced For Bank Loans And Retail Store Credit Cards Or Lines Of Credit Fraud

New York Man Sentenced in ID Theft, Fraud Investigations PROVIDENCE, RI – A third person charged in federal court in Rhode Island in a series of on-going investigations into individuals who are stealing personal identifying information of others and using that information to apply for bank loans and retail store credit cards or lines of […]

Financial Fraud: ANNE AROSTE Indicted on Federal Fraud And Identity Theft

Claims Specialist at Social Security Administration Arrested on Fraud and Identity Theft Charges for Allegedly Misappropriating at Least $680,000 in Fraudulent Benefits CHICAGO — A claims specialist for the U.S. Social Security Administration has been indicted on federal fraud and identity theft charges for allegedly approving and pocketing at least $680,000 in fraudulent benefits. ANNE […]

Identity Theft: Imputed Unknown Charged of Passport Fraud, Social Security Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft

“John Doe” Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Passport Fraud, Social Security Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, And Two Counts Of Voter Fraud Defendant, whose true identity remains unknown, lived under a stolen identity for twenty years, using it to obtain a passport, Social Security card, and to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election Baltimore, […]

Identity Theft: Wilson Lasset Pled Guilty to Wire Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

Former Boca Raton Resident Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme A former Boca Raton resident, who purported to operate a tax preparation business in Pompano Beach, pled guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a multi-million dollar stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme. Benjamin G. Greenberg, United […]

Identity Theft: Abdulrasheed Yusuf Pleaded Guilty In One Count Of Aggravated Identity Theft

Man Admits Role In Identity Theft And Wire Fraud Conspiracy NEWARK N.J. – A Georgia man today admitted using fake driver’s licenses in order to obtain checks issued in response to false statements and representations, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Abdulrasheed Yusuf, 29, of Lilburn, Georgia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden […]

Identity Theft: Corry E. Pearson Guilty Of One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

Owner of Tax Preparation Business Convicted of Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Money Laundering Corry E. Pearson, 28, of Riviera Beach, was found guilty by a jury of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349, sixteen counts of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § […]

Identity Theft: Viju Mathew And Mariamma Viju Pleaded Guilty For Theft/Unlawfully Obtaining Patient Identification Information

Garland Couple Who Stole/Unlawfully Obtained Patient Identification Information Sentenced to Federal Prison Terms Husband is a Former Parkland Hospital Employee and Wife is a Former Nurse at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas – Used Info toSolicit Patients for Their Home Health Agency DALLAS — A former employee at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas […]

Financial Fraud: Group Of Individuals Charging With Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft, Aggravated Identity Theft, And Counterfeit Access Device

22 Individuals Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Id Theft SAN JUAN, P.R – On May 9, 2017, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a 49-count superseding indictment charging 22 individuals with conspiracy to commit identity theft, aggravated identity theft, and counterfeit access device, announced United States Attorney for the District […]

Financial Fraud: Chrystal Lynn Bernstein Pleaded Guilty to One Count of Bank Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

Osage Beach Woman Pleads Guilty to Stolen Mail, Bank Fraud Scheme JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Osage Beach, Mo., woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to a scheme to use stolen mail and stolen identities to cash fraudulent checks […]

Financial Fraud: Lee’s Summit, Mo. Sentenced For a Series of Embezzlement Schemes

Lee’s Summit Woman Sentenced for $1.5 Million Embezzlement Schemes, Identity Theft KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lee’s Summit, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a series of embezzlement schemes totaling more than $1.5 million. Patricia Webb, 44, of […]

Identity Theft: Kelvin Lyles Sentenced For Wire Fraud And Fraud “Synthetic Identities”

Identity Thief sentenced for using a new form of fraud “Synthetic Identities” ATLANTA – Creating “synthetic identities” from phony Social Security numbers is one of the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the United States, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is prosecuting increased numbers of these cases to […]

Identity Theft: Scott J. Wolas Accused of a Fraudulent Real Estate Investment Scheme

Fugitive Sought in $1.5 Million Quincy Real Estate Scheme Arrested in Florida BOSTON – A man accused of a fraudulent $1.5 million real estate investment scheme in Quincy, Mass., and who had been a fugitive for 20 years in connection with an unrelated New York grand theft and larceny indictment, was arrested today in Delray […]

Is Identity Fraud a Real Issue

Many statistics have been provided to approximate the number of Americans affected by identity theft and misuse. Near 7% of adults are a victim of identity theft, making it a very real threat. A large portion of those affected are subjected to credit card fraud in which strangers rack up bills on their credit cards. […]

Stopping Identity Theft Against Seniors!

The Federal Trade Commission has reported identity theft as the top consumer complaint, affecting millions of Americans each year. Seniors are particularly vulnerable, and identity theft affecting seniors rose 200%. Seniors are appealing targets because they generally have higher credit lines, home equity, and more savings than young people. Seniors are also easy targets for […]