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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

US woman faces Identity Theft charges

I've heard and seen identity theft cases in movies and in the news and I think it's scary to fall victims of these crooks. Just today, I've read a news article about a 22-year old woman from Philadelphia who admitted that she and her ex-boyfriend pulled off a brazen identity-theft scheme that funded trips, fancy dinners and expensive salon visits. Jocelyn Kirsch and Edward Anderton, 25, acknowledge that they stole the identities of friends and neighbors in the Philadelphia area in 2006 and 2007 to net more than $116,000 in goods and services, and tried to obtain at least another $122,000 more. Whoa! That's a lot of money. No wonder she was confident to go to an upscale salon and had a hair extension job which costs $2,250. Too bad for her 'coz the check bounced thus exposing her scheme to the police authorities. Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

2 replies:

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Bill said...

that is a very serious problem. Here to check out your site. Take care.

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