Identity theft

In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo released by the Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand Police, Sergey Medvedev, 31, center, is arrested outside an apartment in his role in an international identity theft ring that sold stolen credit card information on the dark web, leading to losses of over $530 million. (Crime Suppression Division of the Thailand via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 8:58 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand announced Friday they have arrested a Russian national accused by U.S. authorities of running an online cybercrime marketplace where everything from stolen credit card information to hardware for compromising ATM machines could be purchased. Police said that Sergey...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Florida running back Jordan Scarlett (25) eludes a tackle by Iowa defensive lineman Parker Hesse (40) during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla. Scarlett and three other Florida players suspended last season amid felony fraud charges have rejoined team activities. School officials confirmed the return of the players Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, to The Associated Press. Coach Dan Mullen says “all of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program.” (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
January 23, 2018 - 7:04 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Jordan Scarlett and three other Florida players suspended last season amid felony fraud charges have rejoined team activities. School officials confirmed the return of the players Tuesday to The Associated Press. "All of our players understand the standards and...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, residents walk past board highlighting the security markers on the latest Yuan note outside a bank in Beijing, China. Chinese police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) out of the country, evading financial controls imposed by Beijing to stem an outflow of capital from the economy.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 24, 2017 - 1:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) out of the country, evading financial controls imposed by Beijing to stem an outflow of capital from the economy. Seven suspects were detained in the case centered in the southern city Shaoguan...
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This Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 photo provided by the Pennington County Sheriff's Office shows one of two bear cubs that escaped from a South Dakota wildlife park investigating Deputy Kylie Kintigh's patrol car in Rapid City, S.D. A man spotted the cubs lollygagging in his neighbor's yard about a block away from the Bear Country USA park. When Deputy Kintigh arrived, the bears seemed more interested in following her around than making a getaway. Park workers eventually arrived to return them to the park. (Kylie Kintigh/Pennington County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 21, 2017 - 10:35 am
BROKE? NOPE. MAN SAYS HE'S PENNILESS, BUT DEPUTIES FIND $4K ON HIM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn't pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 36-...
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September 14, 2017 - 4:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them. "Criminals are increasingly targeting people age 65...
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September 08, 2017 - 6:23 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who assumed the identity of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison after the baby's aunt discovered the ruse on Ancestry.com. Forty-five-year-old Jon Vincent, of Lansdale, was sentenced Thursday after...
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August 07, 2017 - 12:49 pm
EAST NORRITON, Pa. (AP) — The director of human resources for a suburban Philadelphia consulting firm is charged with stealing nearly $1 million from her employer by depositing bogus checks into her personal account. Christine Cushman, of Douglassville, is charged with theft by unlawful taking,...
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This image provided by Medicare.gov shows a generic Medicare card. The government says it’s on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. (Medicare.gov via AP)
May 30, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder. Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. Planning for...
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April 12, 2017 - 1:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Ancestry.com helped the family of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 discover that a Pennsylvania man had assumed the child's identity. Forty-four-year-old Jon Vincent was arrested in Lansdale, near Philadelphia, on Monday. Prosecutors say Vincent stole...
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