Thursday, September 25, 2014

Florida Man Sentenced for ID Theft, Tax Fraud

A North Miami man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for using stolen personal identifying information (PII) from a medical staffing office and filing fraudulent tax returns. The loss amount is $305,500.

The PII from the medical staffing office included names, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers.

" [He] was in possession of 611 unique pieces of personal identifying information (PII) of others. Fraudulent tax returns were filed on behalf of at least 16 individuals whose PII was found in [his] residence."
- US Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida
According to court documents, the ID thefts and tax refund fraud were discovered by law enforcement. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and privacy breach detection can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) North Miami Beach Resident Sentenced In Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme - www.PHIprivacy.net, 09/18/2014br />

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