- Texas must repay money from mail, identity theft schemes Updated: May-26-16 6:40 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Texan has been sentenced to prison for stealing mail and using fake checks in victims' names at a Biloxi, Mississippi Wal-Mart.
- McEwen clinic owner arrested on drug charges Updated: May-26-16 4:38 am
McEWEN, Tennessee - Investigators say the owner of a McEwen medical clinic has been arrested after being accused of prescription drug fraud.
- Federal jury convicts Patterson man in tax fraud scheme Updated: May-26-16 4:38 am
PATTERSON, Louisiana - A Patterson man has been found guilty for his role in a tax fraud scheme that resulted in more than $815,000 in refunds.
- Missouri woman accused of embezzling $1.2M from Garmin Updated: May-25-16 5:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Missouri woman already accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from engineering firm Black & Veatch stole $1.2 million during an earlier job at Garmin International, a new federal indictment alleges.
- Hacker Guccifer pleads guilty to disclosing Bush emails Updated: May-25-16 1:32 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer will serve at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family in 2013 and publicly releasing private family photos.
- New York identity thief going to prison for stealing $39,000 Updated: May-20-16 12:14 am
BUFFALO, New York - An identity thief who stole more than $39,000 worth of merchandise in a little over a month is going to prison.
- Union County clinic owner charged with drug fraud Updated: May-20-16 12:13 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Authorities say a Union County medical clinic owner has been charged with identity theft and prescription drug fraud.
- 2 charged with stealing identities to get student loans Updated: May-19-16 8:41 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Federal prosecutors say two Louisiana residents have been indicted for stealing identities of four people, including a soldier recovering in a military hospital from injuries suffered in Afghanistan, to fraudulently obtain $67,000 in federal student loans.
- 3-year sentence for Hammond woman in tax fraud case Updated: May-19-16 1:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A Hammond woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for a multi-year tax fraud scheme.
- Immigrant advocates ask court to reconsider ID theft ruling Updated: May-18-16 5:53 am
PHOENIX - Immigrant rights advocates have asked an appeals court to reconsider its decision that threw out a lower-court ruling that barred enforcement of identity theft laws that served as the legal foundation for business raids once conducted by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
- Sheriff: Couple caught with carload of ID theft evidence Updated: May-17-16 10:50 am
RIVERSIDE, California - Authorities in Riverside County say a man and a woman have been caught for the second time this year with a carload of evidence suggesting mail and identity theft.
- Ukrainian hacker admits plotting to use stolen news releases Updated: May-16-16 1:54 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A Ukrainian hacker pleaded guilty Monday to his role in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make $30 million in profits.
- Vegas man sentenced in Virginia for $1.4M fraud Updated: May-13-16 11:28 am
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A judge in Virginia has sentenced a 56-year-old Las Vegas man to five years in prison for assuming the identity of defunct businesses to obtain electronics that he then resold.
- Former police employee gets 2 years for ID theft, fraud Updated: May-11-16 1:29 am
TAMPA, Florida - A former Tampa police employee has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for stealing identities from law enforcement databases and conspiring to use information to commit tax refund fraud.
- 3 skimmer suspects in Aberdeen area now prosecuted federally Updated: May-10-16 11:24 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - Three men accused of planting skimmers on gas pumps in the Aberdeen region are now being prosecuted federally.
- Police departments dealing with rise in financial crimes Updated: May-10-16 9:29 am
HONOLULU - Maui authorities are looking at ways to cut down on the number of people who become victims of financial crimes, an issue being dealt with in police departments across the state.
- Man convicted of defrauding victims of $600K in romance scam Updated: May-04-16 8:17 pm
GREENBELT, Maryland - A Silver Spring man has been convicted of running a romance scam on the internet that defrauded victims of more than $600,000.
- Grand jury indicts sailor for bank fraud, identity theft Updated: May-04-16 4:55 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A federal grand jury has indicted a U.S. Navy sailor who authorities say assumed the identities of members of his command to fraudulently obtain loans.
- New York man pleads guilty to role in ATM skimming scam Updated: May-04-16 3:34 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A New York man has admitted to his role in a scheme that installed skimmers on bank ATMs across Rhode Island to steal more than $709,000 from unsuspecting victims.
- Mobile app helps Woodburn police catch wanted suspect Updated: May-03-16 11:56 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Police in Woodburn say they have caught one of their most wanted suspects after a resident identified the man on the police department's new mobile app.
- 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.