Kentucky Attorney General’s Identity Stolen

June 26, 2008

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who recently announced a special unit on cybercrime, found himself the victim of identity theft.

When Conway tried to buy some music on iTunes the company wouldn’t accept his credit card, saying the billing zip code didn’t match their records.

The state’s top legal officer says someone had stolen his credit card number and charged thousands of dollars worth of computers, Vonage phone service and postal service charges.

He said the thieves changed his billing address.

He isn’t responsible for the charges because he reported them quickly.

The cybercrime unit he created and federal authorities are investigating the incident.

Conway says it’s a tough crime to stop because the electronic information moves so quickly.

Information from: WKYT-TV,

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