More Than 100 Charged In Massive ID Theft Crackdown

Law360, Chicago (October 7, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT) -- More than 100 members of five identity theft and credit card forgery rings were indicted in early October in New York as part of the biggest identity theft takedown in U.S. history, state prosecutors said Friday.

The 111 defendants — who include bank tellers and at least one attorney — were charged in 10 indictments with stealing the personal credit information of thousands of American and European consumers and costing those individual victims, retail businesses and financial institutions more $13 million over a 16-month period, according...
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