Two Jailed For Running Identity Theft Scam
Two persons, accused of committing an identity theft scam, were arrested at Southern India's 'Hotel Caesar Casino', from where they used to operate the scam.
Police is examining the case to track stolen sensitive information although the number of victims is still unknown. The authorities say the pair constructed websites to dupe the visitors who were seeking to download video and songs. Subsequently, they accessed the victims' computers and stole their personal information.
As per Jerry Goodin, Sgt. at Indiana Police, the pair set up the entire system elaborately and right now, they do not know the number of affected people.
According to police, the pair used a laptop to illegally access the personal computers of the targeted people and made fake checks and driving licenses. The pair also had prescription drugs, paraphernalia and methamphetamine. The two bought check papers from office supply shops and printed on them the details they stole from the victims' PCs. Moreover, when they prepared the fake driving licenses, they could cash the checks also.
Two persons, Daniel Redman, aged 31 living in Louisville and Leilani Kauka, aged 30 from Wallingford Court were caught after a hotel worker reported suspicious aroma and items related to identity theft after cleaning the room. Both of them are in jail and Indiana Police is currently investigating the case.
Goodin added that the twosome were creating fake addresses themselves and just giving them a name and date of birth.
Police is hopeful to track all the identity thefts in just two weeks time or issue an order to find the number of people who have fallen victims of the scam. The pair arrested has several drug and fraud charges against them, as per the records of LMPD.
Redman and Kauka are jailed for ten charges of forgery and a charge for possession. They have several other charges, including their involvement in drug peddling of methamphetamine. They are presently in Harrison County Prison on a bond to pay $130,000 each subject to the court's formal hearing.
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