ID thief sentenced to more than 16 years in prison

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215071/ID_thief_sentenced_to_more_than_16_years_in_prison
     
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    My first thought was that the sentence is excessive for a white collar crime, especially considering that it will cost 1/2 million to house the guy for 16 years, and he's accused of stealing a million.

    But considering the number of people that he defrauded, the sentence seems more appropriate.
     
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    The sentence is severe, but not because of the number of people he got to. It's because he hit the pockets of the real thieves, the credit card companies.
     
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    More to it than that.
    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/consumers/about-identity-theft.html
     
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