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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

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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

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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

Travel Identity Theft Protection

How To Protect Oneself Against Identity Theft On Vacation

As families and couples prep for spring and summer vacations, identity theft is one issue to consider when planning.

04/10/2011

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Office Manager For L.I. Charity Accused Of Stealing Funds

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.

03/09/2011

Thieves Targeting Recycling Bins For Possible ID Theft In East Meadow

Police warn residents they need to think twice about what they’re throwing away in the recycling bin.

02/24/2011

People shop in an Apple store in New York. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images))

Court Document: ID Theft Ring Targets Apple Stores

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.

02/01/2011

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