San Diego police recently arrested a 26-year-old man for stealing $40,000 from members of a fitness club where he was a former employee. The man was charged with two counts of identity theft, possession of more than 10 personal profiles, possession of a controlled substance, and other theft-related charges, according to NBC San Diego.
There are at least 20 confirmed victims of the crimes, with more suspected. According to police, the man opened credit accounts with “Bill Me Later” to make online purchases with the victims’ personal information. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His bail set at $400,000 while he awaits trial.
Employees at companies that have access to credit card numbers and other personal information of customers may be able to take advantage of those they are entrusted with helping. If an employee has access to a customer’s credit card, he can easily write down the information or use a scanner to access and store the information for a credit cloning scheme or other form of I.D. theft. Bottom line: Consumers must always be careful with their credit cards.
If you have been the victim of an identity theft scheme, it may be difficult to recover all of your losses without the assistance of qualified legal representation. Ventura I.D. theft credit damage lawyer Howard D. Silver can put an end to your exploitation and repair the damage. For more information, call the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver today at (855) 341-2611.