Commerce Dept.: Criminals Posing As Police In ID Theft CallsMinnesotans beware: criminals are aiming to steal your money by posing as members of law enforcement over the phone. The Minnesota Commerce Department says phone scammers are calling people and claiming they are investigating an identity fraud case that involves the victim.
St. Paul Day Care Owner Accused Of Swindling State Assistance Program A former St. Paul day care owner is accused of swindling more than $11,000 from a state program designed to help low-income families pay for child care.
Man Accused In 10-Year Crime Spree Charged With Identity TheftA Minneapolis man with a lengthy criminal past faces new charges after police discovered hundreds of stolen items in his garage.
2 Accused Of Stealing Over $35K By Way Of Identity TheftTwo adults are accused of engaging in identity theft and check fraud to steal thousands from a number of victims in the Twin Cities, according to Hennepin County officials.
2 Men Charged With Credit Card Fraud After Stealing Almost $5.5KTwo men have been charged with identify theft and fraud after using fraudulent credit cards in nine metro area cities.
Police: Montevideo Man Uses Twin Brother's ID For LoanA Montevideo man is accused of using his twin brother's ID in an attempt to get a bank loan, according to police. Police say Robert Macziewski, 69 of Montevideo, has been charged with felony identity theft in connection with the case.
Charges: East Coast Couple Used Cloned Credit Cards In EaganA 20-year-old Maryland man and 24-year-old New York woman are accused of attempting to use stolen credit cards at a store in Eagan late last week, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court.
Police Suspect Personal Care Assistant In ID Theft InvestigationMinneapolis Police say at least 36 people are the victims of a recently discovered identity theft ring that was operating in the metro area. On Wednesday, investigators in the financial crimes unit displayed many of the stolen items and forged documents that are causing theft victims to scramble to repair the damage.
Woman On Trial For Identity Theft Accused Of Stealing Jewelry From JurorA Ramsey County juror showed up for court, but ended up leaving without her wedding band and a watch worth almost $5,000. And police say the person who took her jewelry was the defendant. Travette Campbell has a lengthy criminal history, including at least five prior felony convictions.
Man, 42, Gets 15 Years For Elaborate Fraud & Identity Theft ConspiracyA 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for "orchestrating an identity theft, check, and tax fraud scheme that spanned more than 10 years", the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Blaine Bank Teller Helps Uncover Multi-State Theft RingAn alert bank teller in Blaine is getting credit for tipping police to a suspected identity theft ring.
Insurer That Runs Blue Cross Blue Shield HackedThe FBI is investigating the hacking of one of the nation's largest health insurers. Anthem runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in more than a dozen states. The company discovered last week that hackers accessed as many as 80 million customer records.
Charges: Man Passed Fake Checks At Twin Cities Target StoresA 34-year-old Plymouth man is accused of leading a check fraud ring involving four other people and thousands of dollars in fake checks being passed at Twin Cities Target stores, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court.
Federal Judge Allows Lawsuits Over Target Data BreachA federal judge has ruled that customers suing Target for last year's data breach will be able to move forward with their claims. Target also reportedly faces lawsuits from banks hit by the data breach.
Henn. Co. Sheriff: Beware Of Phone ScammersThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about phone scams. Residents have reported being called by people who claim arrest warrants are out for them due to unpaid court fees, fines or missed jury duty. The sheriff's office says the calls have led to unauthorized credit card use, identity theft and other forms of fraud.