Identity Theft News


News Archive


Contact Information

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

July 2014 News Archive

July 31, 2014

Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Identity Theft

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to serve 6 years in prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to his plea agreement, he engaged in a scheme to use the personally identifying information of others to purchase luxury goods. full article

July 30, 2014

Fraudsters Target Children’s IDs for “Synthetic Identity Theft”

The lack of credit history may entice identity thieves to use a child’s Social Security number in combination with pieces of information such as an address from other individuals to perpetrate “synthetic identity theft.” This article discusses the emerging alternative to hijacking an individual’s name or financial information. full article

July 28, 2014

Five Ways to Avoid Identity Theft

This article provides readers with helpful hints for avoiding identity theft. full article

July 23, 2014

Three Arrested on Suspicion of Identity Theft

Three men have been arrested subsequent to an investigation that was launched when evidence of identity theft and credit-card fraud was found during the execution of a separate drug-related investigation. full article

July 21, 2014

Foster Youth Prime Targets for Identity Theft

The unstable nature of foster children’s living situation and the ever increasing number of adults with access to their private information as they move through the foster care system has left many exposed to identity theft before they reach adulthood. full article

Ways to Avoid Common Identity Theft Situations

This article discusses three common ways that identity theft can occur and strategies that you can use to prevent it. full article

July 18, 2014

Woman Sentenced to Serve 7 Years for Massive Identity Theft Scheme

A former payroll specialist at Wheaton Franciscan Services has been sentenced for embezzling more than $1 million dollars from her employer. The identities of 848 victims were used to perpetrate the scheme, which is the largest number of victims in a single defendant case in Milwaukee County history. full article

July 17, 2014

Summer Travel Identity Theft Prevention Tips

This article discusses some ways that you can protect yourself from identity theft this summer vacation. full article

July 16, 2014

Police Seek Identity Theft Suspect

A man who has previously been convicted of identity theft is now on the run after police accuse him of being the ringleader in a massive identity theft ring. full article

July 15, 2014

Attorney General’s Report: Identity Theft a Growing Problem for New York State

A newly released report from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman addresses data security breaches and deliberate hacking which has exposed the private data of millions of New Yorkers. full article

July 10, 2014

Mailboxes May be Lures for Identity Thieves

Police advise residents to consider their mailboxes when guarding themselves against identity theft. full article

Couple Charged with Identity Theft

A Washington couple has been charged with identity theft after allegedly forging checks and using a victim’s stolen debit card. full article

Major Identity Theft Ring Exposed

A major identity theft ring has been exposed after police received a tip about the possible theft of road signs that lead to further investigation. full article

Woman Sentenced for Identity Theft

An Ohio resident has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being convicted on 23 counts including aggravated identity theft. full article

July 9, 2014

Multiple Arrests in Major Identity Theft Ring Bust

Nine individuals have been indicted on a total of 165 charges including identity theft, forgery, and racketeering. full article

July 7, 2014

Two Charged with Identity Theft

A man and a woman have been charged after allegedly using a victim’s stolen personal information to try and open a credit line at a furniture store and a credit card at a hardware store. full article

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

This article discusses various ways to safeguard yourself from identity theft, including newly offered “identity theft insurance” options. full article

Medical Identity Theft Increasingly Common

This article discusses some tips from the AARP for protecting yourself from identity thieves. full article

July 3, 2014

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

This article discusses ways to minimize your exposure to identity theft, monitor for signs of fraud, and manage the damage that results when you do become a victim of identity theft. full article

Alabama Resident Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

An Alabama man who is currently serving an 18-year sentence for aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud has pleaded guilty to new charges. full article

July 2, 2014

Woman Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft Charge

A Sacramento woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft after she opened a Safe Credit Union account using the identity of a mail theft victim. full article

July 1, 2014

Woman Indicted for Identity Theft Scheme Netting over $70,000

An Ohio resident has been charged with 33 counts of aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, and bank fraud after she allegedly stole the identities of 16 people and used the stolen information to file 18 fraudulent tax returns to illegitimately gain thousands in false refunds. full article

Tennessee House Candidate Charged with Identity Theft

Candidate Kristopher Gore is facing charges after being accused of stealing the identity of Livingston Democratic Representative John Mark Windle. The indictment also charged Gore with theft, writing bad checks, and forgery. full article