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 GrissomIt is unclear how the identity thefts were discovered or why they were allowed to occur for 4 years. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and data privacy breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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(a) Army private accused of stealing fellow soldiers' identities while at Fort Riley - www.CJONonline, 05/07/2015