identity theft

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Lower East Side »

Pair Used ID Stolen From LES Woman for $6K Shopping Spree, Police Say

A man and woman allegedly applied for credit cards using the victim's ID, then racked up charges on them.

Crown Heights »

Central Brooklyn Gangs Target Teen Girls in Popular Bank Scam, Cops Say

Brooklyn gangs are using teen molls with fake checks to fund the drug trade, cops said. 

Great Kills »

Nurse Helped Steal $675K from Patients to Fund Lavish Lifestyle, DA Says

Amanda Zieminski's fiancee Clyde Forteau also allegedly posed as a Hurricane Sandy victim.

New York City »

Shred Fest to Make Confetti Out of Your Personal Documents

New Yorkers can destroy their personal documents at shredding trucks parked in 10 citywide locations.

Crown Heights »

With Crime Up Across Crown Heights, Each Avenue Finds Its Niche

From fake checks to phone snatches, assaults to robberies, crime is up, and location-specific. 

Crown Heights »

Shoulder Surfers and Rubber Checks Drive Up Crime in Crown Heights

Identity theft is plaguing the 71st Precinct, police say.

New York City »

Manhattan DA Announces New High-Tech Lab to Fight Cybercrime

The new lab will be used to scout online crime and collect evidence from cell phones and hard drives.

Kew Gardens »

Counterfeit Credit Card Ring Busted in Queens

Prosecutors say 13 people made fake cards and used them for shopping sprees.

SoHo »

Man Busted with Identity-Theft Device at SoHo ATM

A device attached to an ATM on Broadway at Spring Street was designed to steal card information.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Identity Theft Device Falls Off as Woman Uses ATM at Bleecker St. Bank

A fraud device fell off a Greenwich Village bank door into a woman's hand, she told police.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Fake ID Sellers Busted in $1 Million Scheme, AG Says

Three brothers face up to 15 years in prison for allegedly participating in an identity theft ring.

Midtown & Theater District »

Convicted Killer Turns Himself in for Alleged AmEx Steakhouse Scam

Gregory Portacio turned himself in for a widespread American Express scam.

Manhattan »

Convicted Killer Wanted in Steakhouse AMEX Scam

Cops are looking for Gregory Portacio, 52, for his alleged role in an identity theft ring that targeted AMEX cardholders at high-end Manhattan steakhouses.

Manhattan »

Steakhouse Waiters Allegedly Stole AMEX Cardholder Identities

More than two dozen people were arrested in connection to an identity theft ring in which customers of Manhattan's famous steakhouses were victimized.  

Midtown & Theater District »

Foxy Brown's Brother Gets Prison for Identity Theft

Gavin Marchand, 36, was sentenced to prison on Wednesday for charging thousands to forged credit cards at Hermes and a Midtown night club.

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