Largest ID theft ring in US history crackedOctober 8th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 8 (IANS) The New York authorities announced the largest identity theft takedown in US history that turned up more than 13 million US dollars in stolen funds.
The group based in Queens of New York City stole personal information from thousands of victims, created credit and ID cards, and then went shopping at stores like Apple and Louis Vuitton, Xinhua reported.
“These weren’t hold-ups at gunpoint but the impact on victims was the same,” New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday, adding: “They were robbed.”
Police said they arrested 86 people this week and are still looking for 25 more.
It’s believed the ring also has ties to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The suspects face counterfeit credit card and identity theft charges.
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