Monday, January 5, 2015

National Guard Insider Charged with ID Fraud

A woman employed by the Georgia National Guard has been charged with selling members' identities.

She tried to sell their names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth to an undercover law enforcement agent. Reportedly she has been working at the National Guard for two years but her position there is unclear.

"She was using her position at work to obtain financial information and sell it." -
Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb
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Sources:
(a) Resident charged with 116 counts of ID fraud - www.TheCitizen.com, 12/26/2014

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