Tuesday, August 5, 2014

2 More Guilty in Telco ID Theft and Fraud Scheme

This is a follow up on a previous blog about employee theft of personally identifiable information (PII) from a mobile phone telco.

Two more employees of the telco's call center contractor, Jacqueline Nicole Lee Warrick and Tracy Delva, have pleaded guilty to stealing PII and using it for unauthorized wire transfers from the victims’ bank accounts and to obtain unauthorized credit or debit cards.

"[the company] provides staffing for call centers to handle direct sales and customer inquiries for [the telco]. Syrilien unlawfully provided co-conspirators with the personal identifying information from multiple customer files.." - U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida
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(a) Two More Defendants Plead Guilty in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme Involving Personal Identifying Information from AT&T Customer Files - www.FBI.gov, 07/30/2014

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