Friday, March 27, 2015

Govt Employee Stole IDs for Bank Fraud

A Texas man has been sentenced to sixteen years in federal prison for leading an identity theft ring.

He obtained stolen identities in several ways, including recruiting a Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) employee to steal over 1000 identities from her Fannie Mae workstation. He then used the IDs to withdraw money from bank accounts.

"[He] recruited a Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) employee to steal more than 1000 identities from her Fannie Mae workstation."
- DataBreaches.net
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Sources:
(a) TX: ID Theft Conspiracy Leader Sentenced To 16 Years In Federal Prison And Ordered To Pay $88,131 In Restitution - www.DataBreaches.net,03/19/2015

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