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Roswell Man Sentenced to 7 Years for $9 Million in Fraudulent Sales on eBay

Posted in Identity Theft

Robert Hill, of Roswell, Georgia, was a successful seller on the consumer to consumer sales site, eBay, selling more than $9 million in merchandise over 10 years from his eBay store, atlantis_discount_ warehouse_llc. The problem for Mr. Hill, however, is that the merchandise–including computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, Wii game systems, cameras, golf clubs, and tools–was… Continue Reading

“BadB” Sentenced to 88 Months in $9 Million Worldwide Identity Theft Scheme, Including from Atlanta-Based Company

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“BadB,” also known as Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, a citizen of Russia, Israel and Ukraine, was sentenced on Friday to 88 months’ imprisonment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for participating in a worldwide identity theft scheme which resulted in losses of $9 million. Horohorin was indicted in 2009 in the District… Continue Reading

Georgia, Atlanta, Identity Theft Hot Spots

Posted in Fraud, Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission has ranked Georgia 4th among the States and Atlanta 19th among cities for identity theft crimes, as reported in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The rankings are based on complaints received by the FTC in 2010. Significant among Georgia’s numbers are 2,882 complaints of government benefits or documents fraud; 911 complaints of bank… Continue Reading

Head of Georgia Medical Equipment Provider Indicted for Medicare Fraud; Atlanta Inmate Indicted for Selling “Cooperation” Information to Defendants

Posted in Fraud, Miscellaneous

Samuel Curtis, III, a Texas resident, has been charged with four counts of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia for allegedly attempting to steal more than $500,000 from Medicare, according to an article in the Florida Times-Union. Curtis is alleged to have operated… Continue Reading

Sarah Palin E-mail Hacking Case Goes to Jury

Posted in High Profile Cases

Knoxvillenews.com has been intensively covering here, here, here and elsewhere the trial of David C. Kernell, son of Tennessee State Representative Mike Kernell of Memphis and former University of Tennessee student, who was charged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee with hacking into the electronic mail account of former Governor of Alaska and Vice… Continue Reading

The Iceman Goeth: Computer Hacker Gets 13 Years for $86.4 Million Credit Card Scheme

Posted in Cybercrime, Fraud

On Friday, Max Ray Butler, also known as the "Iceman" on the internet and by various other aliases, was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, according to a Department of Justice press release. The Court also ordered Butler to pay $27.5 million in restitution. Butler… Continue Reading

Adult Urinary Incontinence Supplies Fraud? DME Owner Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud and Identity Theft

Posted in Fraud, Health Care Fraud

In another sign that nothing is sacred and no area safe from crime, even the adult undergarment industry has now been marred by fraud. Benjamin Essien, 34, owner and operator of Logic World Medical, a Houston-based durable medical equipment (DME) company, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, five counts of healthcare fraud and… Continue Reading

Stars Come Out in Hollywood Wiretap Case

Posted in High Profile Cases

    Tony Pellicano was the "Private Eye to the Star." However, Pellicano’s investigative techniques included threats, illegally tapping phones, and bribing police and telephone company officials to run illegal checks. Consequently, Pellicano and his associates are now in a California district court on numerous charges, including wire fraud, identity theft and illegal wiretapping. Hollywood elite… Continue Reading

New State/Federal Secure I.D. Initiative IDs Identity Thieves… and Illegals

Posted in Identity Theft

     In the ever-increasing cooperation between federal and state authorities, especially in the immigration sphere, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has authorized a Secure Identity Initiative, under which United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Department of Drivers Services combine resources to investigate identity theft offenses. The first person… Continue Reading