identity theft

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Greenwich Village »

Thief Steals Wallet at Nightclub, Then Stays to Buy Drinks, Police Say

Aaron Lorenzo, 25, was caught charging drinks on a woman's credit card at the Up and Down Club. 

SoHo »

Woman Uses Fake ID to Withdraw Money From Citibank, Police Say

The NYPD is looking for a woman accused of using a fake ID to get money from a Citibank, police said.

Upper West Side »

UWS Precinct to Hold Mass Paper Shredding to Combat Identity Theft

The 20th Precinct is planning to bring a large paper shredder to the neighborhood next month.

West Harlem »

Shred Fest Protects New Yorkers From Identity Theft

Protect yourself against identity theft by shredding your personal documents at this year's Shred Fest.

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.