Fired Gov't Worker Charged With Accessing Info On 800 Day Care ProvidersA human services worker, fired for identity theft, has been charged with burglary and theft after returning to her former workplace, stealing office equipment and accessing the private information of almost 800 daycare providers, according to the Anoka County Attorney's office. On the evening of July 9, 2013, 53-year-old Jan Michelle Gray gained access to the fourth floor of the Anoka County Human Services Building in Blaine by telling a custodian that she forgot her badge, according to a criminal complaint.
Give Your Personal Finances A Spring Cleaning, TooNow that we're finally getting out of winter, a lot of us will start our spring cleaning. That includes getting your finances tied up. However, it's also tax season, so the last thing you may feel like doing is crunching more numbers.
North Dakota Bank Dumps Money Service Businesses, Loses Somalia AccountsA North Dakota bank is the latest financial institution in the United States and elsewhere that has decided to close the accounts of companies that transfer or convert money, a trend that has upset Somalis who want to send money home.
Good Question: Should Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?One of the biggest things couples fight about is money. A recent study by Harris Interactive for the American Institute of CPAs found the three biggest money-related arguments: wants vs. needs, unexpected expenses and insufficient savings. So that had us wondering: Should men and women have separate bank accounts? According to Nicole Middendorf, financial analyst and CEO of Prosperwell Financial, the answer is usually ‘yes.’ “Because, otherwise, I tend to find people fight too much,” she said. “We are generally so busy in our lives that we don’t take the time to communicate, especially about something that’s not fun to communicate about.”
Good Question: How Much Does The Gov’t Really Know About Us? From a Hong Kong hotel room, a former CIA worker made public two sweeping US surveillance programs. Now, Edward Snowden could be looking at years in jail for the leak. “Even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded," Snowden said. One program tracks millions of US phone records to search for links to terrorism. Another, taps into nine internet companies to detect suspicious behavior by web users that begins overseas.
Somalis To Close Accounts If Policy Isn’t ChangedMinnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the nation, and Saturday people across the metro rallied against a banking policy that affects the Somali community.