Friday, May 22, 2015

Marine Paid to Steal Soldier Data for Fraud Scheme by Jewelry Store

The first of a trio of jewelry store employees has been arraigned for bribing a Marine and unlawfully accessing personal financial information of other service members.

In exchange for money and jewelry the now former Marine reset the PINs on military members' bank accounts. The jewelry store employees could then access the accounts and add fraudulent charges to unsuspecting members. ----

"he offered to pay [the Marine] $25 to reset MyPay account passwords on the accounts of active duty military members who were customers ."
- Court documents
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Sources:
(a) Former Jewelry Store Employee Pleads Guilty in Military ID Theft Case - www.NBCsanDiego.com, 05/20/2015

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