Verizon Worker Stole Customer's IDs

A woman who worked at a Verizon store at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, NY is accused of stealing the identities of more than 25 customers and using their personal information to obtain credit cards.

The worker has been charged with forgery, grand larceny, fraud and identity theft, according to Newsday.

After several customers reported the id theft, investigators used the information to obtain a search warrant. Police found “credit card applications and personal identification of more than 25 identity theft victims,” as well as merchandise purchased with the credit cards at the Verizon worker’s home.

Apparently, the worker had stolen the information from customers who shopped at her store on Aug 17, making it especially easy to track her down.

Police: Verizon worker stole customer IDs [Newsday]
(Photo:Ben Popken)

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