Tuesday, January 03, 2006

ID thief uses sex registry in scam

A Canadian law blog reports an interesting story that appeared on Yahoo news recently:
"Police in Arkansas have arrested a man for using information gleaned from the state's sex offender registry to get credit cards and tax refunds in the names of those offenders. He was busted at a routine traffic stop when the police officer noticed unusual files in the person's car."
Apparently he scammed about $20,000 in credit cards using the names of registered sex offenders.

Since I have misplaced the URL for the Canadian blog, here's another.

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