1.4 Million Dollar Identity Thief Attempts Suicide but Gets 10 Year Jail Sentence Instead
This identity thief tried to take the easy way out of his
crimes against friends & relatives . The judge saw things
much differently and sentenced this Pennsylvania
identity thief to 10 years in jail.
It seems the 27 year old identity thief, was guilty of several
- He missed not one but two court sentencing hearings
- He victimized his parents
- He victimized his dead grandfather
- He victimized the grieving mother of one of his deceased victims
- He scammed 19 friends and relatives
- He used his friends and relatives credit information to scam 25 banks
- He sent the judge a forged doctor's note after failing to appear for sentencing
- He spent all of the money he stole on cars, trips, & home improvements
With that much excess baggage, the judge found it quite
easy to increase what would have originally been a
6.5 year sentence to 10 years instead.
So, our tip for today is to be wary of anyone promising you to
improve your credit by gaining access to your confidential
financial information. Remind even relatives or friends that
unauthorized access to your credit report and making false
claims on a loan application can be punishable
under the law.
Plus, to catch the "helpful" brother in law who suddenly
knows more about your credit condition than perhaps
even you do, enroll in a quality credit and bank account
monitoring program which will alert you to
suspicious transactions involving your social
security number (ssn).