Monday, August 10, 2015

Insider Stole IDs to Obtain Welfare Benefits

An employee of the Florida Department of Children & Families stole the identities of public-assistance applicants and used them to obtain benefits for her own family members.

Miami-Dade prosecutors say that for nearly four years, she used her position to help steal the the identities of several unsuspecting people, getting fraudulent benefit cards used to buy nearly $20,000 in food and groceries

" for nearly four years, she used her position to help steal the the identities of several unsuspecting people." - Miami-Dade prosecutors
The identity thefts were discovered when someone complained someone was using her and her childrens' identities to receive benefits. Unfortunately, it is often the case that a third party, not the organization holding personal identifying information (PII), who discovers the ID theft. Organizations seeking to proactively detect
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Sources:
(a) State: DCF employee, husband stole identities to get public assistance - www.MiamiHerald.com, 06/05/2015

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