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Despicable ID thieves scammed nursing home residents for $100,000

Despicable ID thieves scammed nursing home residents for $100,000
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I've heard a lot of despicable identity-theft stories in the past, but I think this one takes the case. Police in Indiana are currently cracking down on an identity-theft ring that allegedly stole around $100,000 from elderly nursing home residents.

Police raided a home where they thought stolen goods, credit cards and other items might be found and came across a list of hundreds of stolen identities that include victims in other states. They also found clothing, electronics and furniture purchased with stolen credit card numbers.

The authorities aren't sure exactly how the thieves got their hands on the information yet, but they think a member of the ring might have worked for a nursing home in Greenfield, Indiana, and gained access to identity information. Police also suspect the criminals collected name and credit card information from residents at other homes operated by the same parent company.

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Source: Fox 59
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