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The man was identified as Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewoleknown, but he was known at Newark Airport to his co-workers as Jerry Thomas, and for nearly 20 years he has guarded some of the most secure areas of one of the nation's busiest airports. (Photo: CBS 2)

Illegal Immigrant Allegedly Assumes Identity Of Dead Man To Get Top Security Post At Newark Liberty

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is calling this “dead man walking,” but it’s really dead man guarding and it has many wondering how anything like this could happen.

05/14/2012

LaGuardia Airport on Saturday, August 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads To Tri-State (credit: CBS 2)

Ask Asa: Protecting Yourself On Vacation

Summer is on its way and that means it’s almost time for family vacations. Going on vacation means more than just fun in the sun, it also means that identity thieves will be trying to access your personal information.

05/02/2012

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Ask Asa: The Safe Way To Bank By Phone

Smartphone apps are being made to make every facet of life easier. One popular trend in apps is banking by phone. Many banks now allow customers to conduct their banking via cell phone the same way that they would on a computer.

04/23/2012

Computer Keyboard (file / credit: clipart.com)

Ask Asa: Child Identity Theft

CBS 2′s Asa Aaron takes a look at how kids’ identities have become the new target of scam artists.

04/05/2012

Identity Theft (credit: CBS 2)

Ask Asa: Identity Theft

CBS 2 Consumer reporter Asa Aarons talks to one New Jersey couple who knows all too well what it feels like to be a victim of identity theft, and the negative impact it has on one’s life.

03/08/2012

Susan Pemberton, left, and Cynthia Sibert (credit: Handout/Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Nassau County DA Rice: 2 Women Used Craigslist To Steal Hundreds Of Identities

They are said to have preyed on the elderly and those struggling to find affordable housing or a better-paying job.

01/26/2012

Zappos.com was notifying some 24 million customers Monday that a hacker had gained entry to its computer network, but said credit card data was not affected. Zappos, which claims to have more than $1 billion in annual sales of shoes and other merchandise, said it had invalidated the current passwords of customers, requiring them to reset their accounts. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Online Shoe Retailer Zappos.com Says Customer Info May Have Been Accessed By Hackers

An outline retailer loved by many in New York – and across the United States – says they’ve been hacked.

01/16/2012

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Leader Of Costumed Crime Ring Gets 9 To 18 Years

The leader of a crime ring that combined old-fashioned pickpocketing, modern-day identity theft and an array of costumes to steal more than $700,000 from banks was sentenced Monday to 9 to 18 years in prison.

01/09/2012

Phony cards, skimmers, cash and other Items seized in investigation (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Authorities Break Up Credit Card Skimming Ring At Pricey NYC Steakhouses

The waiters worked at Smith & Wollensky and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, among other spots, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

11/18/2011

Some of the weapons and cash police say they seized in the operation. (credit: CBS 2)

More Than 100 Arrests In Queens Identity Theft, Counterfeit Credit Card Ring

The take down of an identity theft and counterfeit credit card ring based in South Ozone Park is described as the largest of its kind in the nation, with 110 defendants under arrest after a two-year probe.

10/07/2011

Suffolk County Police Urge College Students To Check Online For ID Theft

Before college students attend classes, officials say they should check their credit scores and information online to make sure no one has stolen their identities.

08/17/2011

Palm (credit: clipart.com)

Patients Check In At NYU Hospital With Hand Scan

New technology is helping hospitals get information about their patients without a single piece of paper.

07/29/2011

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Prison Term For 2 New Jersey Men Convicted In Tax Fraud Case

Prosecutors said the men and several co-conspirators used personal information of hundreds of identity theft victims to create false income tax returns and generate refund checks. The checks were deposited into two dozen bank accounts the conspirators controlled.

07/26/2011

In this Jan. 4, 2008 file photo, former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra poses for a portrait in New York. Dykstra has been charged with car theft and drug possession. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Dykstra and two other men were charged Monday, June 6, 2011,  with grand theft auto, identity theft and other crimes. He faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted. (credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Lenny Dykstra On Auto Theft Charges: ‘Of Course I’m Not Guilty’

Former Mets star Lenny Dykstra, jailed on grand theft auto and drug possession charges, proclaimed his innocence on Monday. “Of course I’m not guilty,” Dykstra told the New York Daily News. “The car got stolen alright — stolen by them.”

WFAN–06/07/2011

Lenny Dykstra (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ex-Mets Star Lenny Dykstra Charged With Grand Theft Auto & Drug Possession

Where former 1986 Mets star Lenny Dykstra goes, bad news seems to follow. Dykstra, 48, was charged on Monday with 25 misdemeanor and felony counts of grand theft auto, attempted grand theft auto, identity theft and other crimes.

WFAN–06/06/2011

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