identity theft

Beaumont police arrested two suspects who allegedly tried to cash a forged check at Sam's Package Store, and subsequently found all the materials necessary for the couple to continue the con inside their vehicle.

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Ashley Loftin, Wesley Martinez and Yance Young

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputies investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle arrested three suspects on fraud/identity theft charges after discovering what appeared to be mail stolen from Beaumont, Lumberton and Silsbee, along with a gun and other apparently stolen items from area burglaries, reports Capt. Crystal Holmes. 

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Fifteen illegal aliens working under false identities have been arrested on charges out of the Eastern District of Texas, Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 8.

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Police in Vidor have made multiple arrests for forgery recently. William Grubbs, 45, of Orange was arrested Feb.

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A Port Neches woman lost $1,700 to a loan scam a few weeks ago, and it was  $1,700 she couldn’t afford to lose.

She told The Examiner in an interview, though she asked that we not print her name, that her case was one of two cases of identity theft reported to the Port Neches Police Department at the end of December, just two days apart.

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Q. At one time, Texas law allowed a person who had his identity stolen to have his credit reports locked. Is this still true?

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Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that an average of 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported in September 2015 that an estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S.

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It's tax season and the scammers are out in full force, out to steal taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. The IRS and the BBB warn that IRS impersonators are calling around the area, trying to cash in by purloining people's personal information and using threats to divert vulnerable victims' cash into the fraudsters' own pockets.

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