Identity thieves are getting credit card numbers and using them to buy gift cards which are much more difficult to trace.
In a new Hollywood comedy called “Identity Thief” with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy the crime is central to the plot.
Police say two women went on an identity theft crime spree that spread from Colorado to Illinois. One woman has been arrested and the other is still on the loose.
Six people have been sentenced for committing identity theft and racketeering with the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act.
Police in Denver are worried about the growing number of cases of people impersonating police officer and other businesses over the phone.
Social Security numbers appear on Medicare cards. Federal legislation proposed last year would have changed that, but it failed.
Identity thieves are filing people’s taxes and stealing the refund money. It’s become the biggest scam of the tax season.
A nurse who stole patients’ identities will not go to jail but will serve 6 years in community corrections.
The man known as the Break Room Bandit is now charged with burglary and identity theft.
The police chief of Platteville in Weld County has resigned and is now facing embezzlement and identity theft charges.