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Center for Identity Management
and Information Protection
Dr. Donald Rebovich,
Executive Director
315.792.3231
drebovich@utica.edu
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. ...read 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. ...read full article


July 28, 2014


Five Ways to Avoid Identity Theft



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

Medical Identity Theft Increasingly Common



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