Police Bust DFW Identity Theft Ring that Stole Data from Military Bases

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Authorities have broken an identification theft ring that took in more than $1 million using information from 8,000 sailors and reservists at two Texas military bases.

The ring busted by Dallas police, included a former U.S. Navy petty officer who had been a payroll clerk at the Fort Worth Reserve Joint Reserve Base, police said.

Cora Dixon , 33,who was kicked out of the Navy last year, is accused of engaging in organized criminal activity. Her boyfriend, Seneca Willis, 26, also faces the same charge.

The two were arrested and later released on bail last year. They were formerly of Euless, but they live in DeSoto, according to Tarrant County criminal court records..

Dixon is accused of taking banking and personal information from the sailors and reservists to make fraudulent checks and identification cards. The information was taken from the Fort Worth base and a San Antonio base, authorities said.

Willis is accused of then going to homeless shelters in Dallas and getting several of those residents to cash the fraudulent checks. see more.


  Express Scripts offers One Million Dollar Reward

Express Scripts posted a $1million dollar reward for help in catching whoever is trying to extort money from them by threatening to expose millions of patient records. See earlier blog: Express Scripts Reports Blackmail Threats over Data Theft
The company, the third-largest manager of US drug benefits, also reported that someone had written to "a small number" of clients and threatened to release members' personal information. The letters were "similar in form" to one the company received last month that I reported on in earlier blog:

Express Scripts said yesterday, "We hope that establishing a reward will bring forward useful information," said chief executive George Paz in a statement. "We will do what we can to help find those responsible as quickly as possible."

For tips on what to do if you are learn you could be affected by these, or any of the countless "reported" data breaches see earlier blog: What should I do?"

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