CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman who used a stolen identification card to buy a gun from a licensed dealer has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York doctor has been sentenced to probation after using the identities of two deceased patients to obtain controlled substances.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sent to prison for 4 ½ years for stealing checks from several victims and altering them to make them payable to himself and...
Man admits bribing postal workers to steal credit cards
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted bribing postal workers to steal credit cards from the mail.
Olagoke Araromi pleaded guilty Monday to bribery, bank fraud and aggravated...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri sheriff who was accused of actions ranging from fraud to assault to playing a role in an inmate's death was sentenced Monday to six months in federal...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Four members of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf...
Trial date set for man in missing child hoax
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has set a June 24 trial date for the 23-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child.
U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati...
Man pleads not guilty in missing child hoax
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old man authorities say impersonated a long-missing child pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal agents.
Brian Michael Rini, of Medina, Ohio, was arraigned...
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut home health aide has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 from an elderly dementia patient she was caring for.
Feds: 12 facing identity theft and benefit fraud charges
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Boston say they have charged 12 people who used the stolen identities of U.S. citizens to illegally obtain Social Security numbers, Medicaid and other benefits...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury indictment that was filed Thursday accuses an Ohio man who claimed to be a missing child from Illinois of lying to federal agents and of identity...
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a bookkeeper in California stole more than $700,000 from a 72-year-old disabled man.
The Ventura County Star reported on Monday that prosecutors have...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who recruited and bribed postal workers in a scheme to steal credit cards from the mail has pleaded guilty to several charges.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police veteran and former executive director of the union that represents troopers and sergeants has pleaded not guilty to accusations of misconduct and theft...
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A former Minnesota middle school principal has pleaded guilty to charges of stalking, identity theft and burglary.
KARE-TV reports the crimes 51-year-old Christopher...
Ex-labor union official pleads guilty to identity theft
HONOLULU (AP) — A former high-ranking official for a dock worker labor union has admitted that he cashed his deceased father's Social Security benefit checks and failed to pay his federal income...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York based identity theft ring targeted children's Social Security numbers throughout the country.
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceSalem Twp. Couple Charged With Identity TheftMay 20, 2019
- The AdvocateNYC fashion blogger extradited for Stamford ID theftMay 10, 2019
- The News-TimesNewtown police looking to question man for identity theft caseApril 28, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanRio Rancho man now facing assault charges after Buffalo Thunder hotel beatingApril 26, 2019
- The News-TimesKent man faces $1.25 million fine and prison time for fraudApril 25, 2019
Feds allege North Las Vegas tax preparer defrauded buyer
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Federal authorities have brought charges against a North Las Vegas man they say defrauded the buyer of his tax preparation business by lying about how successful it...
BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an 80-year-old California man defrauded donors by setting up fake political action committees purporting to support campaigns including Sen. Bernie...
NYC police charity treasurer charged with $400,000 theft
NEW YORK (AP) — A volunteer treasurer for a charity benefiting the families of fallen New York City police officers was charged Thursday with raiding its coffers to pay for personal expenses like...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas account representative with a drug-testing company has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison in a 2015 identity theft and Medicare billing...
Supreme Court agrees to hear identity theft case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could make it more difficult for states to prosecute identity theft and other crimes.
Woman sentenced for faking illnesses to get donations
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of faking illnesses to get donations has been sentenced to a year in the Larimer County work release program and 10 years' probation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 37-year-old Illinois prison inmate has pleaded guilty to using fraudulent work and educational history to obtain jobs at three St. Louis-area health care...
Man convicted of bank fraud, identity theft
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted of using stolen identities to defraud people and banks out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man charged in connection with the discovery of a body in a shallow grave in his Massachusetts home's basement has been held without bail.
Dead body found in basement; resident faces charges
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have found the body of a 68-year-old man reported missing two weeks ago buried in a shallow grave in the basement of a home, and arrested a resident...
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman has been accused of trying to scam her disabled son out of $200,000 in trust fund money but she won't tell police his location.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Social Security Administration employee has admitted he accessed numerous accounts and falsified records so he could steal nearly $100,000 from the agency.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of running a crime ring out of his home near Bremerton has been sentenced to five years in prison.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former school superintendent in West Virginia has been sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison on a corruption conviction.
Arizona woman sentenced in South Dakota for identity theft
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Arizona woman has been sentenced in South Dakota on a federal identity theft conviction.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 31-year-old Lauren Montgomery, of Phoenix,...
Prosecutors seek 3-year sentence in ‘celebgate’ hacking case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of nearly three years in prison for a former Virginia high school teacher convicted of hacking into private digital accounts of...
Man pleads guilty to bank ATM skinning scheme
BOSTON (AP) — A Brazilian man has pleaded guilty to installing debit and credit card skimming devices on ATMs in several Boston-area communities.
Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Alexandre Kawamura pleaded guilty Monday to using counterfeit access devices, possessing device-making equipment, and aggravated identity theft.
Former county treasurer pleads guilty to stealing $161K
MCKEE, Ky. (AP) — A former county treasurer in Kentucky has admitted to writing $161,000 worth unauthorized checks to herself and trying to cover up the crime.
A joint statement from the FBI and Kentucky State Police says 38-year-old Beth N. Sallee of McKee pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of wire fraud.
Caretaker admits to taking credit cards from client’s spouse
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A caretaker in Newport News, Virginia, has admitted to stealing credit cards from her client's spouse and using them to pay for personal purchases including car services, hotel stays and clothing.
Oklahoma man convicted of federal wire fraud, other charges
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal court jury has convicted a 42-year-old man of defrauding Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. of more than $4.3 million.
Court records indicate that the jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday against Justin Lane Foust of Sulphur, Oklahoma, on six counts of wire fraud and single aggravated identity theft and money laundering counts. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on two other wire fraud counts and one of aggravated identity theft.
Officials: Approximately 30 taken into custody in ICE raid
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say approximately 30 people have been taken into custody after a raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at a North Carolina manufacturing plant.
A statement from the Lee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said the raid on the plant in Sanford was the result of an ongoing investigation into identity theft and fraud. The statement said the sheriff's office assisted ICE agents at the request of federal officials.
Louisiana woman charged in $200,000 scheme
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Orleans have charged a 31-year-old woman in a $200,000 student loan fraud scheme.
U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser says in a Friday news release that Kendra Graves of LaPlace is charged with theft of government funds and identity theft. Prosecutors said Graves applied for federal financial aid at Delgado Community College in the name of 15 people — without their knowledge — and pocketed the money for personal use.
Tennis instructor facing sex charges accused in card scheme
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey youth tennis instructor already facing sex-related charges including kidnapping and sexual assault is now facing charges in what prosecutors allege was a credit card identity theft scheme that led to the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Monmouth County prosecutors said Friday that Terry Kuo was charged with conspiracy, theft, insurance fraud and forgery. Fifteen other people also face charges in what prosecutors allege Kuo called his "plastic army."
Former Kings executive pleads guilty to defrauding team
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former top Sacramento Kings executive has pleaded guilty to siphoning $13.4 million from the team to buy Southern California beachfront properties, according to court records.
The records show former chief revenue officer Jeffrey David pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of wire fraud and identity theft. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced April 15.
Kansas man sentenced for using customers’ credit cards
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The former owner of an Olathe barbecue restaurant was sentenced Wednesday to serve one year and one month in prison for using customers' credit cards to fund spending sprees.
Matthew Sander, former owner of Smokin' Joe's Bar-B-Q, pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of identity theft, four counts of theft and one count of criminal use of a credit card.
Woman accused of theft in Husker ticket scheme
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman stole credit card information to buy Nebraska football tickets and sell them online.
Lancaster County Court records say 32-year-old Ana Rivera is charged with one count of identity theft and two counts of theft by deception. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press. Rivera's next court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 14.
Mississippi man gets 3 years for stealing veteran’s ID
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing the identity of a U.S. military veteran and using it to get more than $130,000 in benefits.
News outlets reported Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee on Thursday also ordered 56-year-old Tierun Bush of Jackson to pay full restitution to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says Bush was convicted of aggravated identity theft and theft of government funds and property.
Ex-Romanian official pleads guilty to US credit card thefts
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Romanian official who's a naturalized U.S. citizen has been sentenced for breaking into gym lockers to steal credit cards to support his addiction to opioids, New York authorities said Wednesday.
The Erie County District Attorney's Office said George Piha, 51, a former deputy mayor in Romania who lived in New York City, was sentenced Tuesday to two to six years in prison.
3 members of Vegas family plead guilty in tax-refunds case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three Las Vegas family members have pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal more than $2 million in tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.
Chanh V. Trinh, Cannedy Trinh and Elizabeth Trinh each pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States by fraudulently obtaining the payment of income tax refunds and Chanh Trinh also pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft involving the use of his deceased brother's identity.
Woman faces up to 80 years for health fraud while imprisoned
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area woman serving time for health care fraud faces up to 80 more years behind bars after prosecutors say she ran another scam while imprisoned to help pay her legal bills.
Alexis C. Norman of Midlothian in 2015 pleaded guilty in an identity theft and Medicaid billing scheme. She was sentenced to 105 months.
Virginia man admits to pretending to be doctor
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to posing as a doctor and treating patients.
The Virginian-Pilot reports 31-year-old Vishal Patel admitted to providing false information in a Drug Enforcement Administration record and aggravated identity theft Monday.