Read this news and think twice about giving away personal information and ID to strangers. If people you knew can scam you by identity theft, so could total strangers.
SAN FRANCISCO — LAWFUEL – US Law Newswire – United States Attorney
Scott N. Schools announced that Christina Kyeonghee Kim pleaded guilty
today to 48 counts of fraud in connection with an identity-theft scheme
that caused more than $1 million in losses, which the defendant
admitted she spent on luxury items.
“This crime involved exploiting the
Social Security numbers and other very personal information of people
who trusted the defendant, including her relatives and college students
who worked at her restaurant,” USA Schools said. “Abusing other
people’s identities is a very serious offense, as is the defrauding of
financial institutions. This Office will prosecute these crimes—and all
other white-collar offenses—to the fullest extent of the law.”