Friday, May 16, 2014

Army Officer Guilty of ID Theft, Bank Fraud

James Jones, a former assistant inspector general with the U.S. Army Office of Inspector General, admitted abusing his position to obtain personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, of active duty U.S. Army officers.

Jones used the stolen identities to apply for loans and used the money for his personal benefit. He is scheduled to be sentenced in August 2014.

"Jones admitted abusing his position to obtain personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, of active duty U.S. Army officers."
- US Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee
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Sources:
(a) Former Fort Campbell assistant IG pleads guilty to ID theft, bank fraud - www.ArmyTimes.com, 05/13/2014

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