Monday, January 27, 2014

Dealing in Identity Theft Replaces Dealing Drugs

Five people have now pleaded guilty to identity thefts that were uncovered when a confidential source (CS) tried to buy illegal drugs.

The CS was told by the dealer he had no drugs but did have personally identifiable information (PII) for sale, and would instruct the CI on how to file a fraudulent tax return.

"An examination of the PII revealed that it was from a medical services provider."
-FBI documents
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Sources:
(a) Last of five pleads guilty in medical ID theft tax fraud - www.Sun-Sentinel.com,01/25/2014
(b) Two Defendants Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Thousands of Patients’ Personal Identity Information - www.FBI.gov,01/28/2014

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