Category Archives: Identity Theft

April 25, 2015

Massive driver’s license fraud uncovered at local DMV (Video)

“Clearly, the federal immigration system is broken, and that leaves state and local officials holding the bag, so to speak,” Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said when he was asked if the driver’s licenses were for people in the country illegally.

A driver’s license examiner is accused of taking bribes to make driver’s licenses for people who could not legally obtain them.

Johnson County investigators said Samantha Moore, 28, worked at the license office in Mission. She is accused of taking $2,500 each to make licenses for dozens of people.

“That was the purpose of this conspiracy — to allow people who would not be able to get a driver’s license to obtain one,” Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said.

Moore is in the Johnson County Jail and faces 51 felonies. Howe said the scheme has impacted the entire region.

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March 4, 2015

Illegal alien sentenced to federal prison for voting

Hernandez-Labra also admitted harboring and encouraging an illegal alien to reside unlawfully in the Untied States by providing a job and home and by not reporting the illegal individual to immigration authorities.

An illegal alien living in Hampton who assumed the identity of a U.S. citizen was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in federal prison.

Abel Hernandez-Labra, 44, illegally obtained a U.,S. passport and voted in the 2012 presidential election. He pleaded guilty in November 2014 to one count of making false statements in a passport application, one count of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false claim of U.S. citizenship to register to vote and one count of harboring an illegal alien.

In a plea agreement, Hernandez-Labra admitted he was a Mexican citizen who illegally entered the United States. He purchased a birth certificate and Social Security number of an American citizen born in Puerto Rico and assumed that identity. Falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen, he used those documents to obtain Iowa driver’s licenses which he in turn used to apply for and fraudulently obtain a U.S. passport in 2008 and to unlawfully register and vote in the 2012 federal election.

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January 28, 2015

California DMV Ordered to Overlook Identity Theft by Illegals (Video)

Illegal aliens may enjoy a free pass on identity theft due to a new investigative policy at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The policy, issued last year and effective as of Jan. 1, 2015, directs DMV investigators to overlook identity theft by applicants “who may have attempted to obtain or been issued a license or ID card previously through submission of false information.”

A DMV source who asked to remain anonymous provided Breitbart News exclusively with a copy of the newly-enacted internal policy memorandum. The document informs DMV investigative officers that past identity theft is acceptable when the illegally-acquired IDs were only used to obtain a driver license, and where the license or ID was not used to commit any other crime.

It is unclear how investigators are meant to determine whether a falsely obtained driver license or ID was used solely for driving, or also to commit other crimes, such as using a fraudulently-obtained driver license to open a bank account, to apply for a loan, or even to purchase alcohol.

The policy seems to expect applicants to admit voluntarily to using a fraudulent driver license or ID for purposes other than driving a motor vehicle, if they did so.

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August 10, 2014

Immigrant rights advocates want to bar certain identity theft prosecutions

The county attorney’s office, which prosecutes ID theft cases and is one of the targets of the lawsuit, declined comment.

Immigrant rights advocates challenging business raids by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have asked a judge to bar officials from charging people with identity theft if they’re accused of using fake or stolen IDs to get jobs.

Lawyers who filed a lawsuit over employment-related identity theft cases by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office and other law enforcement agencies argue in court papers filed Thursday that the state laws on the matter are trumped by federal law.

Arpaio aide Jack MacIntyre said the laws are valid and meant to battle the problem of identity theft.

“It appears they just don’t like this kind of enforcement,” MacIntyre said.

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July 27, 2014

Gang of 24 alleged fraudsters accused of stealing identities of members of the public in £400,000 benefits scam

Group allegedly carried out ‘large-scale, organised attack’ on benefit system. The 18 men and six women from London allegedly posed under fake names. Accused of claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment Support Allowance for two years. Appeared today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiracy.

A gang of 24 men and women are accused of stealing more than £400,000 of taxpayers’ money in a ‘large-scale, organised attack’ on the benefits system.

The 18 men and six women, all aged between 19 and 24, are accused of ‘hijacking’ the identities of members of the public before posing under fake names in order to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

It is alleged some members of the group also had access to third party personal data which allowed them to pass identities onto other people.

During their first appearance in court today, it was alleged the gang, all of whom either live or work in London, worked together in a ‘large-scale, organised attack’ to cheat the Department of Work and Pensions out of £446,844.85 for two years.

The group appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. The case will now be sent to Southwark Crown Court.

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July 26, 2014

Police Chief Charged With Signing Up Tea Party Leader on Gay Porn Sites

Luce has filed a federal lawsuit against the police chief accusing him of identity theft and violating his First Amendment rights. Kelemen’s attorney did not return multiple calls from CNSNews.com for comment.


Campbell, WI Police Chief Tim Kelemen (center) in court after being charged with unlawful use of a computer to harass a Tea Party member.

A police chief in Wisconsin has been charged with a misdemeanor after he used the name of a local Tea Party leader to create fake accounts on gay dating and pornographic sites, as well as HealthCare.gov and Match.com, to harass him.

Tim Kelemen, chief of police in the Town of Campell in western Wisconsin, faces one count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system, which carries a maximum penalty of $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail.

However, his attorney. Jim Birnbaum, and Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger have worked out a deal that will allow Kelemen to avoid conviction if he pleads no contest and completes counseling and 40 hours of community service, according to the Associated Press.

Kelemen admits to signing up La Crosse Tea Party leader Greg Luce for the websites, Birnbaum told the Associated Press.

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May 9, 2014

Doctors Nationwide Victimized in ID Theft Fraud

Matthew Katz, chief executive with the Connecticut Medical Society, says that based on his conversations with his counterparts in other states, he’d put the number at a few thousand nationwide.

Many doctors and other health care professionals nationwide have been victimized this year by identity theft used to fraudulently obtain federal and state tax refunds — and their numbers are growing, medical industry and government officials say.

The number of doctors, dentists and nurses targeted by identity theft scams has increased significantly this year, raising questions about a possible security breach of the personal information of medical workers, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday.

“It is incredible. The scope and size are appalling and astonishing. … We’re talking about hundreds (of doctors) nationally and tens of millions and maybe hundreds of millions of dollars,” Blumenthal said.

Blumenthal and fellow Connecticut Democrat Sen. Christopher Murphy urged the IRS and Secret Service to dedicate their resources to solve these crimes and prosecute the perpetrators. Their pleas followed the rejection of many doctors’ federal and state tax returns last month because they were filed by someone else. At the time, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, also called for an investigation.

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April 27, 2014

Violent fake ID ring returns to Richmond (Video)

Unspeakable acts of violence.

NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News

A dangerous fake document ring operating in Richmond was at it again. The federal government shut it down in 2010, but it started operating all over again.

Mexican crime bosses planted men inside the US to make and sell fake documents.

They were under surveillance, with phone calls secretly recorded.

The gang used intimidation and force to protect its turf. They committed a violent murder. This is also the same group that duct taped a man, put his feet in water, attached him to a car battery, beat him and electrocuted him.

Former US Attorney Neil MacBride told us back in 2012, “We have not seen in Virginia a gang that was this big, this sophisticated, this violent, that would engage in unspeakable acts of violence.”

The enterprise was dismantled in 2010 but came back while it’s leader, Israel Cruz Millan, was in custody and eventually sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The US Attorney’s Office says the operation started running again in early 2012, this time with Manuel Hidalgo Flores at the helm. He is known as “Chino.” He oversaw operations in Richmond, Arkansas, Boston, Raleigh, Cincinnati and Rhode Island.

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February 24, 2014

Illegal Alien ID Thief Rips Off Couple for Years – IRS KNEW and Refused to Warn Them (Video)

Home loans denied. Their credit trashed. And a Wisconsin couple had no idea why it was all happening. But the Federal Government did.

That’s the incredible story. For the past six years, Debi Guenterberg has spent countless hours trying to repair the damage caused by two illegal aliens who took the key to her husband Robert’s identity: His social security number.

They used it to buy homes, trucks, get credit cards, and more. And left Robert Guenterberg’s credit in tatters. But he could not understand why. Until one day — six years later — he found out from a bill collector who notified him someone else used his SSN.

But another party knew about the identity theft all along — and refused to tell them. Their own Federal government — the IRS would not tell the Guenterbergs who was ripping them off.

Why the hell not? Because it would have violated the privacy of the illegal alien identity thieves!

You heard that right. A new level of insanity has been reached in the Feds’ total surrender to illegal immigration.


January 21, 2014

Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards containing the account information of South Texas residents. The cards were used to buy tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise at national retailers in the area including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, according to McAllen, TX Police.

Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach — a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.

On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards.

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