Monday, May 11, 2015

Army Private Stole Fellow Soldiers' IDs for Fraud

An Army private has been indicted on federal charges of fraud and identity theft from fellow soldiers. The identity thefts occurred from 2011 through 2015 as he obtained the personal data through his access to leave and earnings statements and other military records.

According to the US attorney for Kansas, the soldier used the personal identifying information (PII) of colleagues to obtain credit cards and loans.

"[He] was able to access the personal data through his access to leave and earnings statements and other military records." - US Attorney Barry Grissom
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Sources:
(a) Army private accused of stealing fellow soldiers' identities while at Fort Riley - www.CJONonline, 05/07/2015

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