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California Fake ID

Man Accused of Identity Fraud with Fake ID

A man in California was caught trying to purchase a $12,000 watch using a fake ID.  Luckily, the employee was able to catch the culprit before he was able to complete his purchase.  The man faces charges of identity fraud, forgery, theft by deception and access device fraud.

To read the full article, please visit the Centre daily Times website.

Identity Theft with Driver's License

Scan IDs to Prevent Identity theft at your Business – IDScan.net

In Bellevue, it was reported that a man was stealing checks out of people’s mailboxes and using a fake ID to cash them.  This form of identity theft is becoming more and more common throughout the US.

As an individual, there are definite precautions to take to protect yourself from identity theft.  Some examples include adding a lock to your mailbox and blacking out the address found on the registration in your car.  Communicating with your neighbors to help protect each other is also vital in the fight against identity theft.

From a business perspective, a lot of your employees are not trained to spot a fake ID when processing checks, issuing refunds, or selling age-restricted products.  So what can you do?  By relying on technology to automate ID checking, you can start to identity fake IDs immediately before becoming the victim of check cashing fraud.

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Have you been a victim of identity theft in the past?  Leave your comments below about your experience and how you were able to fight identity theft.

ID Fraud

Fake ID Ring Led to $200 million in Fraud

In Staten Island, A man name Khawaja Ikram led an elaborate fake ID scheme that led to $200 million in international credit card fraud.   As a part of the conspiracy, Ikram created over 7,000 false identities to obtain 25,000 credit cards, and charge $200 million in credit card fraud.  The conspiracy spanned over eight countries and 28 states.

The scam included a 3-step process:

  1. The criminals created false identities by manufacturing fake IDs such as drivers’ licenses, pay stubs, tax returns, and social security numbers.
  2. Using a fake ID, they would create credit reports to increase the credit cards’ spending and borrowing power.
  3. Finally, they would spend or borrow as much as they could with false credit history and never repay their debts.

To read the full story, please visit the SILive.com website.

 

Nine fake IDs, 30 counterfeit checks lead to Council Bluffs woman’s arrest

A lady was arrested in Council Bluff  on the suspicion of 30 counts of forgery, nine counts of falsifying public documents and for interference with official acts.  She was found with 30 counterfeit checks and nine fake IDs.  The lady was arrested after trying to buy $170 worth of merchandise using a fake check and falsified information.

This was not her first offense.  Hockabout pleaded guilty in 2010 to forgery and a probation violation.  In July 2013, she was arrested for second-degree theft and drug possession.  Recently, she was arrested in March on seven counts of forgery and two counts of falsifying public documents and ongoing criminal conduct.  She also has warrants out in Nebraska for fraud, identity theft, and other forgery-related crimes.

To read the full story, please visit the Daily Nonpareil website.

Scam for High-Tech Goods

Two men from the Bronx are facing charges for scamming an AT&T store by purchasing cell phones and iPads with a fake ID.  The two were creating false identification of existing AT&T customers and using the information to redeem for special discounts and charge other people’s accounts.  Through AT&T’s internal messaging system, they were able to catch the two culprits.

When they found the two criminals, police discovered three fraudulent licenses from three different states and phones and iPads from the AT&T store in Wilton.  The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and AT&T Loss Prevention Department to charge both men.

To read the full story, please visit the WGY New Radio website.

O'Carroll

Fake IDs hid gang haul, say police

It was reported that a drug ring was using false identification and driver’s licenses to hide luxury cars, millions of dollars in cash, firearms, and property.  The culprits were using a fake driver’s license machine to print dozens of New Zealand driver’s licenses.   The fake IDs were used to rent storage facilities where they would hide large amounts of cash and other stolen property.

To read the full article, please visit the APN New Zealand website.

Virginia ID

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty in Fake ID Case

A Richmond man pleaded guilty for participating as a “runner” in a fake ID ring.  Manuel Garcia-Rojas helped sell fake IDs (Social Security cards, green cards, etc.) to illegal immigrants, while working with nine other co-defendants.  The enterprise was based in Mexico and had operations in Arkansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.  Garcia-Rojas was caught at a police traffic stop after trying to assault a rival ID maker and steal his equipment.

To read the entire story, please visit The Marietta Times website.

Florida Investigation

Deputy fired for misusing driver’s license database

After months of an investigation in Florida, it has been revealed that several law enforcement officers have been illegally using driver’s license databases to illegally access people’s personal information.

Everyone’s driver’s license information is stored in a central database known as D.A.V.I.D (the Driver and Vehicle Information Database) that receives about six million hits a month.  It is reported that officers were illegally accessing this database to look up information on celebrities, reporters, and ordinary citizens.

Although the system is password protected, the photos and social security numbers of hundreds of thousands Florida drivers are int he system.

To read the full story, visit the ABC7 News website.

 

 

Iowa DOT System

Iowa Driver’s License Photo used to Catch Thieves

Using Iowa’s DOT system, Ronald Carnes was caught after escaping from prison 40 years ago.  Carnes attempted to apply for a new driver’s license under a different name from his vehicle title.  Iowa’s DOT system was able to use facial recognition to identify Carnes and put him behind bars.  He will face charges of possession of a fictitious license, fraudulent practices, and possession of a weapon by a felon.

To read the full article, please visit the KWQC website.

Man Selling Fake IDs

Man Arrested for Creating Fake Documents for Illegal Immigrants

In Arizona, A man named Gustavo Carranza-Villa was arrested for manufacturing and distributing falsified government documents.

It was discovered that Carranza-Villa was creating fake permanent resident alien ID cards and Social Security cards and selling them to illegal immigrants to help them get a job.  When caught, police found a printer, card stock, printer ribbons, and fraudulent IDs in his apartment.

It is still undeclared whether the IDs were made based on real people’s identities.  It was reported that Carranza-Villa was previously arrested by the US immigration and Customs Enforcement for producing US government documents.  He was deported to Mexico in 2006, but found a way to make his way back.

To read the full story, visit AZFamily.com.