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September 24, 2009

Better watch who you hire ... it just might be an ID thief

A Narrows, Virginia woman has been sentenced to one year and one day in jail for the theft of her employer's identity and that of his daughter.  Jill Abel Dunford admitted to opening credit cards using the identities of her employer and her employer's daughter, in the process racking up over $26,000 in charges.

Dunford's employment, which was not disclosed, allowed her access to the name, social security number and other personal identifiers of her employer and her employer's daughter.  With this information, it was relatively easy for Dunford to repeatedly open fraudulent credit cards, using them to make department store purchases and ATM withdrawals. 

Dunford was ordered to pay $26,377 in restitution and a special assessment of $300.  I hope Dunford's victims get every cent of that.

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