Equifax Breach Exposes 143 Million People To Identity TheftThe Atlanta-based company said that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.
Accountant Indicted For Tax FraudOscar Garrett, 55, is accused of obtaining fraudulent Illinois tax returns in the names of more than a dozen clients between 2011 and 2015.
Lynwood Woman Gets 4 Years For Identity FraudA south suburban woman was sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing personal information from hospital patients in an identity fraud scheme.
Madigan Finds Debt and Identity Theft To Be Reoccurring ComplaintsConsumer debt and identity theft continue to be the top sources of complaints to the Illinois attorney general.
2 Waukegan Men Charged With Identity Theft, Burglary In GurneeTwo Waukegan men have been charged with burglarizing vehicles in Gurnee and using a stolen credit card at a fast food restaurant.
Two Charged With ID Theft Scheme At Deer Park Apple StoreTwo people are facing charges after they tried to charge thousands of dollars’ worth of products to others’ AT&T accounts at a north suburban Apple store.
Mortgage Loan Processor Stole Dozens Of IdentitiesThe Schaumburg resident was indicted Jan. 12 on 59 felonies including theft, identity theft and financial institution fraud.
Cops: Orlando Identity Thieves Ran $20K On Credit Cards In GurneeThree Orlando residents were charged with identity theft after flying to Chicago and allegedly committing about $20,000 in credit card fraud in north suburban Gurnee.
Chicago Hotel Among 20 Targeted By HackersThe Hotel Chicago Downtown, a Marriott hotel at 333 N. Dearborn St., was the only hotel in Chicago among those that might have been hacked.
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.