April 15, 1988 |
The last of 34 South Jersey cement masons admitted in federal court in Camden yesterday that they used false Social Security numbers to deceive New Jersey and the Internal Revenue Service. The masons, who gathered at the federal courthouse in Camden yesterday, Tuesday and Wednesday were accused of giving false Social Security numbers, and in some cases false names, to various contractors who employed them on short-term cement-finishing jobs while they were improperly collecting unemployment compensation.
June 8, 2008 |
Andrea Mento is upset. The 59-year-old lifelong Downingtown resident received one of about 16,600 letters the Downingtown Area School District sent May 19, saying that a freshman at Downingtown West High School had downloaded files that included their Social Security numbers, birthdays, and addresses. Now Mento, like many of the roughly 41,000 people whose info was copied, is keeping tabs on her credit records in case of identity theft, while wondering how this happened. The district, which has admitted that an employee's mistake made the information available to student access, is scrambling to make upgrades to its network.
February 28, 2006 |
Pennsylvania's requirement that buyers provide a Social Security number to purchase a gun or obtain a concealed-weapons permit was struck down yesterday by a federal judge. The state law violated the federal Privacy Act, U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez ruled. "This issue has been largely overlooked in Pennsylvania and other states for a long time," said lawyer J. Dwight Yoder, who brought the case on behalf of a retired U.S. Army officer from Lancaster. "This ruling is about privacy, not guns.
August 18, 1994 |
A former cellular-phone salesman was charged yesterday with stealing thousands of dollars in telephones from his employers and air time from telephone companies over the last two years. Police here and in Maple Shade, N.J., said yesterday that Pamfilo Dacua, 30, who has several Philadelphia addresses, was charged with theft and fraud. They said Dacua had used the names and Social Security numbers of numerous cellular-phone clients to fill out applications for additional cellular numbers.
May 11, 2016 |
A Philadelphia man has been charged with using his job at TD Bank to open fraudulent accounts, steal customer information, and process counterfeit checks, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. Michael Tuffour, 27, was charged last month with one count of bank fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft. Tuffour was a customer-service representative at the TD Bank on City Avenue. From July 2011 to April 2013, prosecutors say, he accessed customers' accounts and sold their information - including names, account numbers, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and copies of their driver's licenses.
January 26, 2013
Officials at Cheyney University urged students Friday to check their credit reports after an inadvertent release of their personal data, including Social Security numbers. The historically black college in Chester County apologized to students in a letter sent Friday. Cheyney said it was using a credit-monitoring firm to prevent misuse of the information. An administrative e-mail sent to all students on Thursday accidentally included a file with personal data, the university said.
February 19, 1995 |
As the Council Rock School District implements its 1 percent earned-income tax, some residents have noticed something unusual on their tax forms. In some cases, the part of the form labeled "Your S.S. #" is filled in with nine numbers that aren't the taxpayers' Social Security numbers. They're actually fictitious Social Security numbers, assigned as "tracers" for people whose real Social Security numbers are not yet on file with Berkheimer Associates, the Exton-based tax-collection agency hired by the district.
July 18, 2014 |
Penn Medicine Tuesday announced a data breach involving receipts from Penn Medicine Rittenhouse that were stolen last month from a locked office in Pennsylvania Hospital. Notifications of the theft were sent to 661 patients Monday, said Susan Phillips, a senior vice president and spokeswoman for the health system. She said no arrests have been made. There have been no instances of identity theft related to theft. Phillips said that was a "very low risk. " Many of the receipts were found on hospital grounds.
February 25, 2005 |
A Senate committee will hold hearings on identity theft and information brokers following the revelation that a data bank with information on millions of people was accessed by criminals, the committee chairman said yesterday. Democrats, including Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Dianne Feinstein of California and Charles Schumer of New York, have been calling for a Judiciary Committee inquiry into whether more regulation of companies such as ChoicePoint Inc. that buy and sell personal data is needed.
March 4, 2016 |
Nearly 11,000 Main Line Health employees fell victim to a "spear phishing" scam last month that exposed key personal information, including birth dates and social security numbers, the health system said Wednesday. On Feb. 16, a Main Line employee responded to an email believed to be a legitimate request for Main Line employees' information, which also included names, addresses, and salaries, Main Line said. No patient information was released, said Main Line, which learned of the incident Tuesday.