Stories tagged with: identity theft

September 3, 2015 - 7:49pm
22 weeks 1 day ago

The Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a case of identity theft.

The Heath Police Department reports, on July 24th, a suspect used a fake ID and credit card in a northeast Ohio man’s name to purchase a Sony PlayStation 4 from the Best Buy in Heath.

During the investigation, police learned the suspect has committed similar crimes throughout central Ohio.

Anyone with information on this...

September 17, 2013 - 5:44am
2 years 20 weeks ago

A year ago Attorney General Mike DeWine decided to help Ohioans suffering from identity theft.

The Attorney General said he decided to make it a priority to tackle these crimes when it became clear many Ohioans were becoming victims of the schemes. Even his own daughter fell victim. One reason the crime is easily committed is the emergence of telemarking and an act that allows criminals to call from local numbers.

"They do what we now call spoofing," said DeWine. "...

June 12, 2010 - 3:46pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

Worried about identity theft? North Valley Bank and Confidential Mobile Shredding are making it easy to keep yourself protected.

CMS, a shredding company out of Zanesville, was at North Valley Bank for community members to come and to shred old tax records, or private documents for free.

"It's very important we all hear every day on the news about fraud, identity theft, and this is just one way to prevent that. Just get rid of some of that old stuff that can be thrown away...

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