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

April 2014 News Archive

April 24, 2014

Doctors Targeted by Identity Thieves This Tax Season

Multiple members of a medical association in D.C. have reported being victimized by identity thieves filing fraudulent tax returns using stolen Social Security numbers and personal identifying information. full article

April 23, 2014

Proceeds of Identity Theft Scheme Allegedly Funneled to Nigeria

Funds appear to have flowed from the U.S. Treasury into accounts at as many as 100 institutions and then eventually overseas to Nigeria as a result of a massive stolen identity tax refund scheme which took place for nearly a decade. full article

Indictment Announced Following the Dismantling of Massive Identity Theft Scheme

A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania has announced a 13-count indictment charging multiple individuals for alleged participation in a massive stolen identity ring. full article

April 18, 2014

Florida Legislature Considers Bill That Would Offer Children Identity Protection

There is a bill under consideration by the Florida Legislature which is modeled after the Maryland law that took effect in January of 2013 and would offer children identity protection. full article

April 15, 2014

Former Radio Host Charged With Identity Theft

A former Indiana radio host has been charged with identity theft after she allegedly used credit cards in the names of multiple family members at various businesses. full article

April 9, 2014

Rochester Art Gallery Owner Charged With Identity Theft

The owner of a Rochester art gallery has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree identity theft, among other charges, after he was accused of stealing more than $91,000 dollars using another man’s credit card and depositing those funds into his own bank account. full article

Teen Felon arrested, Charged with Identity Theft

California Highway Patrol officials have arrested and charged an 18 year-old after a vehicle search, subsequent to a traffic stop, yielded evidence of suspected identity theft along with a gun, methamphetamine and other allegedly stolen items. full article

April 7, 2014

Former IRS Employee Charged with Identity Theft

A former IRS employee who had plead guilty after trying to steal $1.7 million in false tax returns has been charged with a new count of identity theft just one week before sentencing. full article

April 3, 2014

U.S. Charges 25 Identity Theft Suspects in South Florida Sweep

Twenty-five individuals in Florida have been arrested and accused of using thousands of stolen identities to file false tax returns and fraudulently collect $36 million in illegitimate refunds. full article