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