A glimpse into this week's id theft news...guard your name before it becomes part of the news

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Shelby County Deputies Break Identity Theft Ring
Suspects Stole Credit Cards, Social Security Cards, Checks

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies have arrested 3 people for breaking into vehicles and stealing credit cards, social security cards and checks. The information was then used to make purchases in several states. more

Cop killer convicted of using Pennsylvania man's identity -UTICA, N.Y
A man facing 300 years in prison for the murder of a police officer gunned down after a jewelry story robbery was convicted Wednesday of illegally using a Pennsylvania man's identity while he was being prosecuted for the killing. more

Five former employees of a Missouri poultry-processing plant have pleaded guilty in federal court to various immigration and identity-theft related violations.
All five are citizens of Guatemala. They pleaded guilty in separate appearances this morning before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge James C. England to charges contained in separate federal indictments...more

'Iceman' Hacker Indicted For Running Identity Theft Scheme
A San Francisco man faces 40 years in prison and a fine of $1,500,000 for allegedly hacking into financial institutions to steal credit card information.
A California man was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday for allegedly running an online identity theft scheme that nabbed "tens of thousands" of credit card numbers. more

Non-residents listed on stolen PC -HARTFORD -- Baffled state officials are investigating why the names and Social Security numbers of at least a dozen out-of-state individuals who have never paid Connecticut taxes were listed on a tax agency laptop that was stolen recently...more

Man targets daughter in id theft case -WILMINGTON -- Identity theft is spreading across the country and can happen any time, anywhere and to anyone. One Wilmington woman was a victim of this growing problem.
Nineteen-year-old Julie Ponteri is trying to pay her own way through Cape Fear Community College. Paying bills can be tough and things just got even more difficult. more

If your identity -and time is of value to you -be proactive when guarding it.

Two videos worth watching...

Identity theft happens many times through no fault of our own.

Funny -but all too realatable video...

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