Posts Tagged ‘identity theft arrests’

LifeLock review: NYPD busts massive ID theft ring accused of stealing $15 million

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Two weeks ago members of an international identity theft and forged credit card syndicate were able to boast of the $15 million they netted from for their efforts within the past year.

But now it’s the office of the Queens district attorney that’s doing the boasting after a huge bust last week in New York. (more…)

Big-time ID theft ring busted in small-town Georgia

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Anyone who’s ever gotten a driver’s license knows how hellishly boring the state office for such services can be. Well, the semi-comatose Georgia residents waiting in line at the Cordele office of Georgia Department of Driver Services got a welcome break in the tedium when nine people were busted there for being part of an identity theft ring. (more…)

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Identity theft stories don’t get much freakier than this one from Annapolis, MD. And, making it worse, the guy responsible is out on bond and probably reprising his act.

OK, here’s the story of the identity theft crime allegedly committed by Thomas Calvin Eichelberger:

Last September Eichelberger entered into a job contract with a man we’ll call Bob (because, trust me, “Bob” doesn’t want anyone linking him to this story). Afterwards, they stopped by a gas station where Eichelberger bought Bob a cappuccino. After he drank the coffee, Bob said he started feeling lightheaded, but the two went on to have a few drinks at a local restaurant and then went back to Eichelberger’s place where they had a couple more drinks and Bob got sick.

When Bob comes to, he finds himself naked on Eichelberger’s bed while his host sits clothed in a chair looking at him. Bob hung around a little longer, found a camera under Eichelberger’s bed and got sick again. Can you guess what was on the camera? Good guess! The camera held pictures of Bob and Bob’s naked butt. (more…)

LifeLock can even protect you from skeezy relatives

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I saw a news story today about a guy in Muncie, Ind. who’s been getting calls about late payments on his new Jeep Cherokee.

Yeah, I know, millions of people get calls like that every day. This guy’s calls are a little special, though, because he doesn’t own a Jeep Cherokee, but a favorite relative of his, Cory S. Kortman, just got a new Jeep Cherokee! Small world, huh? (more…)

Stupid criminal stories: Idiot identity thief texts detective for help

Friday, November 21st, 2008

You accidentally dial the wrong number, calling an old boyfriend by mistake. You compose an e-mail complaining about your boss, and somehow send it to your boss instead of a sympathetic coworker.

No, it’s never pretty when these things happen, and, when we make mistakes like this we usually feel like idiots. Fortunately, there’s always someone just a little bit dumber to make us all feel just a little bit better about our own mistakes. Meet Peter Pardo. (more…)