Mocobizscene- In January 2024, SentiLink, a financial institution closely working with Alabamians and people across the United States, published an article revealing a staggering $10 billion loss due to identity theft. SentiLink, which combats 10,000 identity theft attempts on a daily basis, highlighted the widespread impact of this crime on individuals and the entire nation.
Fake ID Takedown
According to CBS News, a group of three men from Mexico ran a fraudulent identification scheme in Cook County, IL. They specifically targeted migrants who were willing to shoplift in exchange for obtaining a fake ID.
According to Suntimes, Cook County authorities have apprehended Facundo Donato Meneses-Garcia, 51, Francisco Javier Otero-Rosas, 42, and Keneth Jareth Ulloa-Rodriguez, 19, for their involvement in an illegal operation. Upon searching their residence, investigators discovered 500 counterfeit IDs, $7500 in cash, and methamphetamine.
According to a report by CBS News, investigators in River North noticed a pattern of retail thefts and decided to investigate further. Upon questioning those caught shoplifting, they revealed that they were doing so in order to obtain a fake ID for work-related reasons.
According to a report by Yahoo News, individuals were purchasing counterfeit IDs for $150 each in order to obtain social security cards or permanent residency documents.
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