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Identity Theft

Madigan: Nurses' training will help prosecute sexual assault cases

Madigan: Nurses' training will help prosecute sexual assault cases

HAZEL CREST | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan spoke Tuesday to  nurses receiving specialized training in how to handle sexual assault cases, saying their efforts will help both the victims and prosecutors.

September 30, 2014 9:00 pm Photos


Indiana blocks $78 million in wrongful tax refunds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana tax investigators say they have blocked $78 million in illegitimate income tax refunds from being collected.

September 03, 2014 7:05 am

M'ville man admits ID theft to file for bogus tax refunds

HAMMOND | A judge has accepted a Merrillville man's guilty plea to charges he stole individuals' identities and used the information to falsely claim their federal tax returns, federal court records unsealed Monday show.

August 12, 2014 5:38 pm

Protect us from identity theft from foreigners

I work at a major insurance agency in Indiana. On July 24, I phoned a major insurance company in Indiana to tell them one of our clients had died and to request the automatic bank draft for premiums be cancelled.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort…

July 22, 2014 12:05 am

Seminar to offer pointers on protecting against ID theft

SCHERERVILLE | An identity theft seminar is set for 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Advance Financial Federal Credit Union, 31 W. U.S. 30, Schererville.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Woman tried to buy items with fake ID, Hobart cops say

HOBART | A 24-year-old Chicago woman attempted to use another person's identity Sunday to buy items at Best Buy, police said.

April 01, 2014 6:30 pm

Woman learns identity stolen after bogus audit letter sent

A Union Mills woman learned she had her identity stolen after receiving a false letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating she was going to be audited.

March 12, 2014 4:55 pm

IRS investigating possible identity theft at Munster schools

MUNSTER | The Internal Revenue Service is investigating several cases of what may be identity theft at the School Town of Munster.

March 10, 2014 6:25 pm

Five charged in alleged identity theft scheme

HAMMOND | Five area residents face identity theft and other charges related to the illegal use of private information obtained through an Illinois health-care business, the U.S. attorney's office announced Friday.

December 06, 2013 4:29 pm

Valpo ambulance patients warned of fraud scam

VALPARAISO | The city sent letters to 860 people Monday warning them they might be the victims of identity theft.

August 27, 2013 5:30 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

The Family Social Services Agency wrongly disclosed private information of over 187,000 clients. Yeah, what could possibly go wrong with the government knowing all of our personal information?

July 06, 2013 12:00 am

State mailing error exposes personal data of thousands

INDIANAPOLIS | The personal information of thousands of state assistance recipients -- including addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers and financial data -- may have erroneously been mailed to other state assistance recipients earlier this year.

July 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Identity theft is Crime Watch meeting topic

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department welcomes all residents and business representatives to the next Munster Crime Watch meeting, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am

Gary man is accused of filing false tax return and ID theft

HAMMOND | Federal authorities indicted a 38-year-old Gary man Thursday on tax fraud and identity theft charges.

April 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Suspected tax fraud can be reported to state online

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Revenue is hoping a new online reporting option will encourage more Hoosiers to notify the state of suspected tax fraud.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am Related

Chief Miller discusses tips to prevent ID theft

HAMMOND | Identity theft is a growing concern in America. About ten million Americans had their identity stolen last year. Here are some tips that may safeguard you from this crime.

November 12, 2012 1:42 pm

Protect even children's identities from theft

Children are not immune from being the victims of identity theft.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am

Munster man sentenced to 4 years in counterfeit credit card scheme

A 22-year-old Munster man was sentenced Friday to serve four years in prison for his role in an online identity theft operation that sold counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen account information.

August 15, 2012 9:00 pm

Hammond Public Library slates ID theft prevention program

HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library will host a program Aug. 16 on how to prevent identity theft.

August 06, 2012 12:00 am
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