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

November 2019 News Archive

Consumer Affairs , November 12, 2019

2019 Identity theft statistics

By Rob Douglas

A well presented document on the current trends of identity theft in 2019 The document goes over the increases and decreases of certain tactics. Along with where identity theft mostly takes place and what methods are most popular. The article brings up the concern of identity theft among member of the military. While deployed, active duty members of the armed services are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because they may not notice mistakes on their credit reports or receive calls from debt collectors regarding a fraudulent charge. According to FTC reports, military consumers are most affected by credit card and bank fraud. It is highly recommended to read through this article to learn more about the current state of identity theft. full article

WSPY News , November 11, 2019

Several Thefts, Identity Theft Reported in Oswego

Various thefts and identity thefts are under investigation in Oswego after reports were made over the weekend. None of the reports have been announced as being related. Oswego Police say they were called to the 300 block of Blue Grass Pkwy. on Saturday around 1:11 p.m. to take a report of an identity theft where police say a victim had over $85,000 in assets allegedly stolen. No arrests or suspects have been announced. full article

Naugatuck police asking for public’s help in locating identity theft suspects

By Hector Ramirez II

Naugatuck police are asking for your help locating suspects of an identity theft case. Police say the two suspects ended up making $15,000 worth of fraudulent purchases with the victim’s identity. full article

Fairfield man charged in identity theft investigation

By Rachel Scharf

Tajh Wiley, a 23-year-old Fairfield man, was arrested after allegedly committing a series of financial crimes. According to Capt. Robert Kalamaras, the Fairfield Police Department conducted an extensive identity theft investigation throughout October and November. After developing Tajh Wiley as a suspect, police were granted an arrest warrant for Wiley on Nov. 6. full article

Daily Voice , November 10, 2019

Alert Issued For Long Island Woman Wanted For Identity Theft

By Zak Failla

Stephanie Bonilla, 33, is wanted by the Nassau County Court and Nassau County Police Department following her arrest for first-degree identity theft, after she allegedly assumed another's ID and caused a financial loss greater than $2,000. Investigators described Bonilla as 5-foot-6 weighing approximately 130 pounds with red hair and brown eyes. Anyone who comes into contact with her has been cautioned by police not to attempt to apprehend or detain her. full article

The News Star , November 8, 2019

Identity theft, forgery charges filed for Monroe woman with $33K theft history

By Ashley Mott

A Monroe woman who previously stole over $33,000 from the Salvation Army is facing new allegations including identity theft, forgery and fraudulently obtaining a credit card. According to an arrest warrant for Dana Hill, age 38, deputies received a complaint from a family member stating they believed Dan used her mother-in-law and deceased father-in-law’s identity to secure services including insurance and DirecTV as well as multiple credit cards. full article