Wednesday, September 2, 2015

College Employee Stole Student IDs for Tax Fraud

A college student stole fellow student IDs while working as a student service assistant at a Florida college and used them to file fraudulent tax returns. Allegedly the thefts of personal identifying information (PII) took place from February 2013 to June 2014.

The now former student has been sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay $19,083 in restitution.

"The [identity thefts] allegedly happened from February 2013 to June 2014.."
- Court documents
It seems that law enforcement, rather than the organization holding the PII, discovered the identity thefts. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft, rather than learn about it from third parties, can utilize SaaS analytics services.
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