Friday, February 14, 2014

Police Officer Sentenced 12 Years for ID Theft, Tax Fraud

Malinsky Bazile, a former Miami police officer, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF).

Bazile used his access to Florida driver's license database to steal identity information of 700 middle-aged women with common last names. He used the information to file fraudulent tax returns.

"According to trial testimony, in 2012, Bazile used his access as a police officer to Florida's driver's license database to steal the identity information of approximately 700 middle-aged women with common last names." - US Department of Justice, Southern District of Florida
Although Bazile was stealing names from January 2012 until October 2012 it seems the crime was not discovered until the federal authorities investigated the tax fraud. Organizations can proactively detect inappropriate data access, even by authorized users, with low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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(a) Former City of Miami Police Officer Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme -, 02/07/2014

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