Fired CPS Employee Charged With Stealing Database Containing Files On 70,000 PeopleKristi Sims, 28, has been charged with one count of aggravated computer tampering, and four counts of identity theft.
Fired CPS Employee Steals Personal Data Of 70,000 People, Charged With Multiple FeloniesWhen Chicago Public Schools fired an employee recently, she left her job with more than just her final paycheck.
Credit Freezes May Not Protect You From ID ThievesYou may have had your personal information exposed along with 143 million others as part of that Equifax data hack.  And, you probably froze your credit to protect yourself.
Illinois Ranks 7th Highest In U.S. For Identity TheftIllinois residents fall victim to identity theft more often than the rest of America, and habitual procrastinators who wait to file their taxes are particularly at risk, according to a new report.
2 Investigators: Beware New Tax Scam"Spearfishing," a growing sophisticated email scam, specifically targets government or corporate employees who manage payroll.
Identity Theft Scam Targets Change-Of-Address FormsScammers are latching onto a relatively easy way to steal your identity by using a loophole in the post office's change-of-address system.
Scams On The Rise During The HolidaysThere's a clear tip-off to a rip-off -- anyone asking you to wire them money.
Police: 3 Teens Charged In Carjackings Might Be Tied To Carjacking RingPolice said the trio might be connected to as many as 16 carjackings since Halloween.
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.