identity theft

Former CTA Employees Plead Guilty To Stealing Coworkers’ IdentitiesDonella Anderson Watkins, 43, and her husband Sammie, 56, submitted fake death certificates for their living children and stole the identity of former coworkers in order to withdraw money from their accounts without incurring a tax penalty, according to a statement from the state’s attorney general’s office.
2 Investigators: Identity Thieves Stealing Billions With Fraudulent Tax ReturnsThe CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.
Hairdresser Steals From Elderly Client To Buy Sperm, Fertility SupplementsAn Elgin hairdresser has been charged with using an elderly woman’s credit card number for fertility vitamins and donor sperm to get herself pregnant.
Elgin Hairdresser Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Elderly ClientA suburban hair stylist is charged with six felonies after being accused of stealing a customer’s credit card information and going on a months-long spending spree, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
2 Investigators: Medical Files With Personal Info Found In DumpsterA massive breach of medical records containing confidential personal information has prompted both federal and state investigations.
ID Theft Operation Found At Near West Side Home After Traffic StopA Near West Side man stopped in traffic Tuesday faces a myriad of charges after police executed a search warrant at his home that night and found weapons, heroin and various credit card counterfeiting devices and altered credit cards.
2 Investigators: Woman Billed For Imposter's Psychiatric ServicesA Chicago woman was billed for psychiatric services she purportedly received at Stroger Hospital. CBS 2's Dave Savini investigates.
State Officials Warn About Risk Of Identity Theft From Buying Fake IDsAs consumers scramble to protect their credit and debit card information in the wake of a stream of data breaches at major retailers, one group is voluntarily giving out their personal information.
Lisa Madigan Offering Advice To Avoid Becoming Identity Theft VictimOn the heels of Home Depot's announcement last week of the biggest retail credit breach in history, the Illinois Attorney General is out in the southwest suburbs today talking about identity theft.
Travel Tips: How To Protect Your Identity On VacationYou’ve spent months planning your hotel stay and travel itinerary, but if you didn’t plan to protect your identity while on vacation, your dream retreat can quickly turn into a travel nightmare.
Be Prepared: Steps To Take Immediately After Your Wallet Is StolenWhile no one plans to have their wallet to go missing, there are three critical steps you can take immediately after your wallet is lost or stolen to protect yourself from identity thieves.
Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security NumberWith your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.
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