U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is calling for new and tougher federal laws to crackdown on identity thieves who use someone else’s name to steal their tax refunds.
A week long sweep in South Florida targeting identity theft and tax fraud resulted in charges against nearly four dozen people.
Following a two year investigation, the Broward Sheriff’s Office says it has busted a major identity theft crime ring operating in South Florida and throughout the state. Eight people have been indicted on federal charges and six are in custody, according to BSO Sergeant Rich Rossman, of the Organized Retail Crime Unit.
Nearly 10,000 former patients of Holy Cross Hospital have received letters in the mail notifying them that their personal information may have been accessed by a former employee.
A Sweetwater Police detective is facing federal fraud charges after prosecutors allege he took part in a counterfeiting operation.
Before the kids are off to school, the last thing on most parents’ minds is worrying about having ID thieves steal their children’s personal data to take out credit cards, loans, even renting out homes all in the child’s name.
A Miami man, caught filing false tax returns and using names stolen from a Florida community college, was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison.
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.
A former corrections officer at a South Florida state prison is facing up to a dozen years behind bars for stealing inmates’ identification information for the purposes of tax fraud.
A Miami woman was found guilty on Monday in a Miami courtroom for a tax refund scam that enabled her to receive thousands of dollars in fraudulent refunds from the government.