- Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws Updated: May-02-16 7:02 pm
PHOENIX - Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.
- Convicted sex offender pleads guilty in ID theft case Updated: May-02-16 4:43 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A decades-long ordeal ruined a Texas man, but his life might start to get better now that the convicted sex offender in Kansas who stole his identity has pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number.
- AG to host shred-a-thons to stop identity theft Updated: May-01-16 9:37 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's attorney general is working with a shredding service to host free shred-a-thons.
- Navy veteran waives preliminary hearing in fraud case Updated: Apr-30-16 12:02 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A Navy veteran and Bronze Star recipient has waived a preliminary hearing in a case in which he is charged with stealing the identities of at least two subordinates to obtain fraudulent loans.
- Breast implants, tummy tucks funded by identity theft Updated: Apr-26-16 7:41 am
ORLANDO, Florida - When some central Florida women wanted plastic surgery they couldn't afford, police say they turned to a 28-year-old woman who used stolen IDs to cover the expenses.
- New Jersey man admits producing fake driver's licenses Updated: Apr-25-16 5:34 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to producing fake driver's licenses and filing bogus tax returns using stolen identity information.
- Nigeria native sentenced in tax fraud case Updated: Apr-21-16 3:20 pm
ST. LOUIS - A Nigeria native living in St. Louis has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to repay $753,063 to the IRS for his role in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme.
- Former police sergeant pleads no contest in stolen ID case Updated: Apr-21-16 9:28 am
BAKERSFIELD, California - A former police sergeant has pleaded no contest in Kern County court to a charge related to the unlawful use of someone else's identity.
- Deputies: Man distracted 92-year-old woman to steal wallet Updated: Apr-20-16 5:03 am
COOPER CITY, Florida - A man has been arrested after deputies say he and an unidentified partner used a distraction technique to steal a 92-year-old woman's wallet inside a South Florida grocery store.
- LA man accused of stealing $400K in Social Security benefits Updated: Apr-19-16 9:02 am
LOS ANGELES - Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles man is accused of stealing more than $400,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his father and former stepmother.
- Woman accused of filing fraudulent returns to steal refunds Updated: Apr-18-16 2:08 pm
ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico - An Alamogordo woman is accused of fraudulently filing income tax returns for other people to steal their refunds.
- Officials: Data stolen from Baltimore city employees Updated: Apr-15-16 6:31 am
BALTIMORE - Officials say an unknown number of Baltimore city employees have had their personal information stolen.
- Hackers hit 1,300 Rockhurst University employees Updated: Apr-14-16 12:33 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Rockhurst University officials say hackers stole personal information from the IRS W-2 forms of 1,300 employees.
- Woman pleads not guilty to stealing from seniors in her care Updated: Apr-14-16 9:18 am
VENTURA, California - Ventura County prosecutors say a 23-year-old Oxnard woman has pleaded not guilty to stealing from two senior citizens while working as their caregiver.
- 4 Rochester men sentenced for $435K credit card theft ring Updated: Apr-14-16 7:03 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Four Rochester men have been sentenced for running an identity theft ring that rang up more than $400,000 in fraudulent credit card purchases.
- Grants Pass man pleads guilty to federal fraud, ID theft Updated: Apr-14-16 2:55 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Grants Pass man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole mail and gained access to bank accounts and credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars in electronics in Medford.
- Ukrainian who faked age, name for school denied lower bail Updated: Apr-12-16 1:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A 23-year-old Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl was denied lower bail during a brief hearing Tuesday.
- Woman must pay $543,000 restitution to St. Vincent de Paul Updated: Apr-11-16 6:40 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A former Tacoma woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for embezzling over $500,000 from St. Vincent de Paul Society.
- Missouri man gets 30 months for lying about law license Updated: Apr-08-16 7:16 am
ST. LOUIS - A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for fraudulently claiming to be an attorney.
- Nearly 20 years in prison for $100M tax-refund fraud leader Updated: Apr-07-16 5:15 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A man described by a Florida federal judge as the boss of a $100 million-plus "fraud factory" that used thousands of stolen identities to illegally obtain income tax refunds was sentenced Thursday to nearly 20 years in prison.
- NYC man sentenced for running $458K identity theft ring Updated: Apr-07-16 6:04 am
GOSHEN, New York - A New York City man has been sentenced for running an identity theft ring that stole more than $450,000 from customers of a bank with branches in New York and five other states.
- Wedding thief sentenced to 7 years in California prison Updated: Apr-06-16 9:14 pm
SAN DIEGO - A thief who posed as a guest at California weddings and stole wallets, credit cards and cash from brides, guests and wedding workers will be honeymooning in prison.
- Judge approves settlement in Sony Pictures hacking case Updated: Apr-06-16 4:22 pm
LOS ANGELES - A judge on Wednesday approved a multimillion dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach.
- Why you need to check if your child has a credit report Updated: Apr-06-16 1:37 pm
NEW YORK - They might not be old enough to swipe a credit card or take out a loan, but you still need to keep an eye on your little one's credit.
- Minister convicted in $5 million tax scam Updated: Apr-05-16 12:12 pm
CLEVELAND - A federal court jury in Cleveland has convicted a traveling minister from Arkansas in a tax refund scam that prosecutors say totaled nearly $5 million.