Identity theft

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Mitch Kelly
October 16, 2019 - 8:01 am
Data breaches have become increasingly common over the years, and a new study from the financial website WalletHub shows that residents of Nevada are among those most vulnerable to having their identity stolen.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019, file photo, the logo for Capital One Financial appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Data breaches through hacking attacks are common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. Yet few victims can ever pin the blame on any specific breach, whether that’s Equifax from 2017 or the recently disclosed breach at Capital One. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. But it's hard to pin the blame on any specific hack, as...
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July 11, 2019 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former executive at a Los Angeles digital marketing company has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $20 million from his employer and using it for personal expenses including buy-ins at professional poker tournaments. The U.S. Attorney's Office says an indictment...
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June 24, 2019 - 4:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former top Sacramento Kings executive to seven years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Jeffrey David is the team's former chief revenue officer. In December he pleaded guilty to diverting $13.4 million worth of team...
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FILE - This Feb. 5, 2015, file photo shows the Anthem logo at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The Justice Department says a grand jury has indicted Fujie Wang and another Chinese man identified only as John Doe for hacking into the computers of health insurer Anthem Inc. and three other, unnamed companies, in an indictment unsealed Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 09, 2019 - 6:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two members of "extremely sophisticated" hacking group operating from China in the 2014-2015 theft of the personal information of nearly 79 million customers of insurer Anthem Inc., the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history. The Justice...
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Yu Wei Gong, center, appears in court in Honolulu on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, accompanied by his attorney, Darcia Forester, left, and Mandarin Chinese language interpreter on the right. Gong, who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
January 14, 2019 - 8:12 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Yu Wei Gong was charged with murder after he called police in 2017 to turn himself in after a suicide attempt. He admitted killing his...
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October 26, 2018 - 7:59 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An official says a Mexican national who has been living in the San Antonio area for decades under a stolen identity voted regularly during that time, including in the 2016 election. Sixty-three-year-old Enrique Salazar Ortiz pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges including...
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Christopher Matthew Clements is arraigned via video in Pima County Superior Court in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Clements, a convicted sex offender who was indicted this month in the slayings of two Arizona girls who disappeared and were later found dead years ago, faced arraignment Monday on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a minor. (Rick Wiley/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For years, police couldn't figure out how a 6-year-old girl was taken from her bedroom window while she slept in family's Arizona home, never to be seen again. Then came a call from a woman engaged to a convicted sex offender who had bounced around various states, leaving a trail of...
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This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Brian Egg, who has been reported missing for weeks, as they seek the public's help in locating him. San Francisco police said Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 that they found human remains in a fish tank inside Egg's home on Aug. 17. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy and identification of the body. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 5:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officers found human remains in a fish tank inside the home of a man who was reported missing weeks ago, San Francisco police said Tuesday. Investigators discovered the remains on Aug. 17 and are awaiting the results of an autopsy and identification of the body, police...
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August 01, 2018 - 2:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Three Ukrainian members of a sophisticated international hacking group that targeted restaurants, casinos and other businesses in 47 U.S. states to steal credit and debit card records have been arrested and face charges in federal court in Seattle, officials said Wednesday. The...
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