Identity Theft

Police are gathering more information Tuesday after dozens of cars were broken into by thieves apparently targeting identity information.  (Source: CBS4)

Police: Thieves Target Identity Information, Break-In To Dozens Of Cars

Police are gathering more information Tuesday after dozens of cars were broken into by thieves apparently targeting identity information.


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Sweetwater Detective Gets 9 Years For Credit Fraud

A former Sweetwater detective is facing more than nine years behind bars for identity theft and credit card fraud.


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Police: Help Us Identify Suspected Identity Thief

Robert Chavez says his identity theft nightmare began back in April after he got a call from Lowe’s Home Improvement about opening an account there.


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Prison Guard Guilty Of Stealing Inmates’ IDs

A Florida prison guard pleaded guilty to charges in connection to stealing personal information from state corrections databases. The guard allegedly filed 182 fraudulent income tax returns using the stolen information in order to get refunds.


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New ‘Tokenization’ System Could Put An End To Identity Theft

With so much talk of data breaching, hacking, and identity theft many people are concerned about their personal information.


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20 Charged In South Florida Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged 20 people allegedly involved in a fraud scheme involving cell phones in South Florida.


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Former Palm Beach Health Clerk Sentenced To Prison For Identity Theft

A former senior clerk in the Palm Beach County Health Department who pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in an identity theft investigation has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.


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South Florida Firm Denies Link To Data Breach

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee has sued the hospital, and a South Florida payroll processing firm it uses, for credit restoration services and identity theft insurance in the wake of a data breach that has seen hackers use the personal information of hundreds of employees to file bogus federal income tax returns.


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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.

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Beware Of Tax Refund ID Theft

It is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It’s also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4’s David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what’s being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.





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