Identity Thief Sentenced to 14 Years
MSNBC reports that a former help-desk worker for a software company sold passwords and codes for downloading consumer credit reports:
According to court documents, Cummings was paid roughly $30 for each stolen report. The information was passed on to at least 20 individuals who then set out to make money from the information, feeding a network of criminals nationwide.
As well, since "The government has estimated that the identity theft scheme involved tens of thousands of victims and caused losses of between $50 million and $100 million", the words "Restitution will be ordered at a later date" — along with the 14 year prison sentence — carry some weight.
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