Elaborate Scheme Leaves 180 With Over $1 Million In Fraudulent Purchases

Charges were announced last Thursday against seven members of an identity theft ring that allegedly used stolen identities of more than 180 people at major New York City retail stores including Home Depot, Sears, Kmart and Kohl’s, among others. The ring of fraudsters resold merchandise and gift cards for a profit after purchasing them under … Read more

Friday The 13th: Unlucky For Fraudsters, Lucky For Potential Victims

Those that are superstitious often view Friday the 13th as an unlucky day. This past friday, January 13th, members of an identity theft ring received some unlucky news when they were sentenced to prison. Contrary to superstition, this was a very lucky day for future victims that could have fallen into their web of lies … Read more

McDonald’s Manager Selling Stolen US Citizen Identities To Employees

A former manager of a McDonald’s restaurant in Savannah, Georgia was sentenced last month to 32 months in prison for her role in a scheme to sell the stolen identities of United States citizens to employees within the McDonald’s restaurant chain. The former McDonald’s manager, Eva Ramos’, guilty plea and sentencing hearings revealed that Ramos, … Read more

Newspaper Deliveryman Makes Amanda Miller’s List Of “People I Wouldn’t Suspect Of Fraud”

Amanda Miller’s list of “People I Wouldn’t Suspect of Fraud” just keeps on growing week in and week out! Amongst the already listed TSA employee, postal carrier, United Nations employee and firefighter I now introduce to the list: a newspaper deliveryman. A guilty plea was announced last week by Andre Tyler, a Maryland newspaper deliveryman, … Read more

Insane Couponers: Savey-Savvy Perp!

“Extreme couponers” are seen by many as selfish, greedy hoarders. Thanks to those showcased on the TLC disaster show, “Extreme Couponing”, I’d have to generally agree. Perhaps we should label this new breed of couponers, those that hoard or manipulate the system as: Insane Couponers. Insane Couponers are popping up left and right, north and … Read more

My Second Husband Spent All of My Home Equity Line. – Nicole

“Dear Steve, My second husband, not the father of my children, has managed to spend $150,000 of the home equity line of credit (all of it). He says he gave the last $24,000 to his aunt for ‘safekeeping’ because the banks were going to reduce the amount of equity people have available. $8,000 was for … Read more

Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud for New Boobs

A 44-year-old woman, Julianne Johnson, was arrested on theft and fraud charges after authorities say she stole credit card information to get breast implants and a hotel room for Valentine’s Day. Authorities say Johnson also used the identity of a man to open new credit cards and spent more than $3,000 on the accounts. She … Read more