ID Theft

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Corrections Officer Sentenced In Federal ID Theft

Inmates at the Zephyrhills Correctional Facility have not only had their freedom taken away, but their identity too. One of the former corrections officers at the facility has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for stealing the prisoners’ identities.

10/02/2014

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ID Theft Bill Would Funnel Money To South Florida

A Senate committee has approved a bill that would toughen penalties for identity theft and send money to three counties in South Florida for beefed-up law enforcement.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

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Appeal Court Rules Part Of State’s Counterfeit Check Law Unconstitutional

A section of a state law which makes it illegal to possess a “counterfeit payment instrument” has been found unconstitutional by a Central Florida appeals court.

02/16/2014

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Florida Leads Nation In Identity Theft

When it comes thieves stealing personal information, Florida tops the list. Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the nation, according to Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer.

01/15/2014

Coral Springs Police are searching for this woman for allegedly using credit card with someone else's name. (Source: Coral Springs PD)

Police: Surveillance Video Captures Alleged Identity Thief In Action

Police are hot on the trail of an identity thief who has run up a $3,000 tab in someone else’s name. Police know her face, now they are just looking for a name.

CBS Miami–08/14/2013

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Man Allegedly Steals To Fund More Than A Dozen Disney World Trips

Disney World is described as the happiest place on earth and for one Illinois man, his apparent obsession with Disney has led him to one of the unhappiest places on earth, jail.

CBS Miami–07/08/2013

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Women Plead Guilty In Hospital ID Theft Scam

Two Deerfield Beach women have admitted to stealing patient information from a Boca Raton hospital so they could file fraudulent tax returns.

CBS4–05/14/2013

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Man Sentenced For Stealing 23,000 SSNs, Selling Them To Gang

A federal judge unleashed the maximum sentence on a man who sold prisoners’ Social Security numbers to a gang member who then allegedly filed phony tax-refund claims in their names.

CBS4–02/23/2013

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Eleven Indicted In $34M Tax Fraud, ID Theft Plot

$34 million and the identities of thousands of dead people were at risk in a large-scale tax fraud scheme for which 11 people were indicted Friday.

02/09/2013

Check Your Credit Card Statements

South Florida Barnes & Noble’s PIN Pads Hacked

People who purchased items at Barnes & Noble stores from Florida to California in the last couple of months should check their bank and credit card statements carefully.

CBS4–10/24/2012

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