Monday, August 11, 2014

Prison for Woman Who Stole Telco Customer IDs

A Florida woman has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in federal prison for her role in stealing identities of telco customers.

We previously posted about others involved in these ID thefts. The stolen identities were used by this woman and her co-conspirators to obtain debit and credit cards, which they used for purchases and cash advances of several tens of thousands of dollars, according to investigators.

"[She] admitted that she used her job [at a contractor] — which staffs direct sales and customer service calling centers — to steal customer identities." - Sun Sentinel
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Sources:
(a) Broward woman who stole AT&T customers' identities gets prison sentence - www.SunSentinel.com, 08/07/2014

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