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Lauderdale Lakes Man Pleads Guilty To ID Theft Tax Scheme

A Lauderdale Lakes man will be sentenced this April for his part in an identity theft tax scheme that netted him and his co-defendants more than $200,000.

01/26/2014

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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

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Miami Gardens Man Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

A Miami Gardens man has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Jean-Elguentino entered his plea Monday in federal court.

12/24/2013

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Lawsuits Filed In Wake Of Target Credit Card Breach

Lawsuits are now being filed in the wake of the Target security breach. Three class-action lawsuits have now been filed following the theft of data on about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of shoppers at Target from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15.

CBS Miami–12/23/2013

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Target Customers At Risk After Credit Card Security Breach

If you shop at Target, be on the lookout for fraudulent charges on your credit and debit cards. The Secret Service is now investigating whether card information was stolen from Target in what’s being called a massive data breach.

CBS Miami–12/19/2013

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Sen. Nelson Demands Crackdown On ID Thieves Stealing Tax Refunds

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.

11/07/2013

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45 Charged After Sweep For ID Theft & Tax Fraud

A week long sweep in South Florida targeting identity theft and tax fraud resulted in charges against nearly four dozen people.

10/13/2013

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Exclusive: Identity Thieves Busted By BSO

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.

CBS Miami–10/10/2013

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Holy Cross Hospital Informs Former Patients Of Data Breach

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.

09/24/2013

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Sweetwater Detective Arrested On ID Theft Charges

A Sweetwater Police detective is facing federal fraud charges after prosecutors allege he took part in a counterfeiting operation.

CBS4–08/28/2013

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