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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 2018 News Archive



wane.com , July 31, 2018


Fort Wayne woman sentenced for mail, identity theft


By Wane Staff Reports


Erin Clowser, a woman from Fort Wayne, has recently pleaded guilty to access device fraud, theft of mail, and aggravated identity theft. She had been stealing mail from the area and using residents person identifying information to take money for personal gain. ...read full article


SUX911 , July 29, 2018


Sioux City man arrested on theft, identity theft charges


By UNKNOWN


Nathan Berry was charged with second-degree theft and identity theft. Berry took a credit card number belonging to his grandparents without their permission or authorization. He used the card multiple times charging over $1300 dollars. ...read full article


22 News , July 26, 2018


25 charged in federal sweep of identity theft, benefit fraud suspects


By Monica Ricci


Twenty-five people have recently been charged with identity theft. They used the stolen identities to apply for benefits that they would not usually receive due to the fact that they are illegally in the United States. ...read full article


AL.com , July 20, 2018


Former Alabama bank president pleads guilty to identity theft in $100,000 fraud scheme


By Carol Robinson


John Kevin Vann, former bank president, used his position to access to customer names, addresses and other personal information that he used to take out 31 fraudulent loans. He redirected the proceeds of the loans to himself, to businesses he controlled, or to his creditors. ...read full article


lohud , July 16, 2018


Woman accused of identity theft to buy car from Westchester dealer


By Michael P. McKinney


Shamakia Walker has recently been accused of using someone else's identity to buy a Toyota SUV from a Mount Kisco dealership.Walker went to Mariano Rivera Toyota and used someone else's identifying information to secure a loan for a car. Walker used a fraudulent New Jersey driver's license and had knowledge of the person's employment history, according to authorities. ...read full article


Daily Press , July 12, 2018


Brothers plead guilty in identity theft, fraud scheme that netted over $1.5 million


By Matt Jones


Two brothers have recently been convicted for stealing over $1.5 million from local businesses.The brothers used stolen identities to open accounts at local banks and retail stores. Using the fraudulent identification the brothers received thousands of dollars towards what officials say was used for personal use only. The brothers manipulated and stole from many people around them thus, allowing them to bring in the amount of money they did. ...read full article


The Kansas City Star , July 10, 2018


Former NBA player sentenced in Kansas City to federal prison for fraud, identity theft


By Aaron Randle


Former NBA player Kermit Washington was sentenced to six years in federal prison without parole and ordered to pay $967,158 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays after pleading guilty in November to two counts of filing a false tax return and one account of aggravated identity theft. Washington's charity, The Sixth Man Foundation, while operating as Project Contact Africa, used eBay and a PayPal account to facilitate more than $12 million in payments for items that included counterfeit software. Washington was found to have diverted the funds to an array of personal expenses including rent payments, vacation trips and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. ...read full article


Recordnet.com , July 6, 2018


Stockton trio sentenced in massive identity theft case


By Roger Phillips


An alert cashier became suspicious when the store's check-cashing device rejected, a woman named Jeanne Mendoza's, check for $200.The store manager then followed her outside and snapped a photo with the license number of the rented U-Haul pickup she had departed in. After they had left, the manager placed a call to Ripon police, who located and arrested the trio of identity thieves. It has been reported that the trio had been making a living stealing mail, credit cards and packages, and writing bad checks on accounts that did not belong to them. In addition,the reported pickup contained things such as 1,100 pieces of mail stolen from 400 victims as well as more things that were not mentioned further from officials. ...read full article


WCTV News , July 5, 2018


Caretaker Arrested, accused in Identity Theft Scheme


By WCTV Eye witness News


A man whose name was not listed has been arrested for allegedly stealing about $60,000 by pretending to be a caretaker. He used their personal information to obtain bank loans for reasons that were not disclosed. ...read full article