CIMIP - Center for Identity Management and Information Protection

June 2009 News Archive

June 24, 2009

Security Breach Leaves 45,000 at Risk of Identity Theft

On Tuesday Cornell informed more than 45,000 current and former members of the University community that their sensitive personal information — including name and social security number — had been exposed when a University-owned laptop was stolen earlier this month. full article

June 23, 2009

Miami group charged in $100 million Medicare fraud

A band of conspirators in Miami defrauded the U.S. healthcare system by creating phony clinics that churned out $100 million of medical bills in five states, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday, June 23. full article

June 22, 2009

Member of identity theft ring sentenced to prison

A 27-year-old woman was sentenced today to three years and four months in prison for her part in an identity theft ring, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. full article

June 18, 2009

Corporate Takeover

A New Twist on Identity Theft

Late last month, we helped wrap up a case that took identity theft to a whole new level: one company trying to steal $23 million by pretending to be another company. full article

June 12, 2009

Medical Problems Could Include Identity Theft

Brandon Sharp, a 37-year-old manager at an oil and gas company in Houston, has never had any real health problems and, luckily, he has never stepped foot in an emergency room. So imagine his surprise a few years ago when he learned he owed thousands of dollars worth of emergency-service medical bills. full article

June 4, 2009

Peabody Man Indicted for Identity Theft and Bank Fraud

BOSTON, MA—A Peabody man was charged today in federal court with stealing bank customer identities to fraudulently withdraw bank funds. full article

June 1, 2009

Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Public Money and Aggravated Identity Theft

Defendant fraudulently obtained more than $77,000 in unemployment compensation by using social security numbers of other individuals

WASHINGTON—A 43-year-old Bowie, Maryland woman, Rhonda Dale Robinson, has pled guilty to one count of Theft of Public Money and two counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips; Charles Willoughby, Inspector General of the District of Columbia Office of the Inspector General (D.C. OIG); Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office; and Gordon S. Heddell, Inspector General of the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced today. full article


Contact Information

Center for Identity Management and
Information Protection
Dr. Donald Rebovich,
Executive Director
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502