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The Growing Problem of Identity Theft

More than 675,000 records were exposed by data breaches in the U.S. in 2014, according to the California-based Identity Theft Resource Center, a non-profit organization aimed at helping consumers. Since breaches began being tracked in 2005, they have risen by …

Man Pleads Guilty in Texas to $133M Tax Fraud

A businessman who handled payroll and insurance programs for some South Texas groups has pleaded guilty in a $133 million tax fraud case. Federal prosecutors in San Antonio say 61-year-old Charles Pircher pleaded guilty Thursday to tax fraud conspiracy and …

ID Theft-Tax Fraud Sweep Nets Charges Against 45

Federal authorities in South Florida say a weeklong sweep targeting identity theft-tax fraud crime has resulted in charges against 45 people in 30 separate cases. Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer says the cases were investigated by the South Florida Identity …

Rhode Island Legislator Sentenced for Underpaying Tax for His Adjuster Firm

The deputy speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for tax fraud involving his insurance adjuster firm. Rep. John McCauley — the owner and co-operator of McCauley and L’Europa Public …

California Bagel Company Owners Ordered to Pay Restitution

Posh Bagel owners Cheryl Lee, Jeffrey Ottoveggio, and Bruce Campbell, were sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court on unemployment insurance tax fraud and workers’ compensation insurance fraud counts, according to California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. According to authorities, …