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.
They are said to have preyed on the elderly and those struggling to find affordable housing or a better-paying job.
An outline retailer loved by many in New York – and across the United States – says they’ve been hacked.
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.
The waiters worked at Smith & Wollensky and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, among other spots, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.
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.
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.
New technology is helping hospitals get information about their patients without a single piece of paper.
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.
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.”
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.
As families and couples prep for spring and summer vacations, identity theft is one issue to consider when planning.
The office manager of a well-known Long Island charity is charged with stealing more than $130,000 by using the organization’s credit cards for personal spending sprees, police said.
Police warn residents they need to think twice about what they’re throwing away in the recycling bin.
Dozens of people have been charged in New York with forming an identity-theft ring that used stolen credit-card numbers to shop at Apple stores around the country.