identity theft

Covid pandemic, nurse practitioner, prison sentence
Jul 12, 2023

Woman who faked being nurse practitioner during pandemic gets 5-year prison term

An Arizona woman who faked being a nurse practitioner during the Covid pandemic was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison.

Feb 22, 2016

Growth of technology expands risk for identity theft

Arizona ranked No. 9 in the nation for identity theft in 2014, with 96 identity theft complaints for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Online Impersonation bill could silence satirical critics
Dec 26, 2012

Online Impersonation bill could silence satirical critics

In recent years, several state lawmakers have had fake, unflattering social media accounts spring up in their names.

May 7, 2012

4 indicted in student aid scheme that used inmates

Federal prosecutors say they have broken up a ring of women who used the names of Perryville prison inmates to fraudulently get federal student financial aid.

Oct 12, 2010

Deputies raid Phoenix business in ID theft probe

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies have made 14 arrests during a raid at a west Phoenix business where workers were suspected of identity theft.

Apr 8, 2010

Feds to announce arrest in yearslong fraud probe

Federal officials plan to announce that they have broken up a sophisticated tax fraud scheme that used identity theft, computer hijacking and wire and mail fraud. The results of the yearslong investigation are to be announced at a press conference called by the U.S. attorney’s office in Phoenix on Thursday morning. Other agencies involved in […]

Apr 27, 2009

Ex-Arizona lawmaker indicted over petitions

A former Arizona lawmaker has been charged with identity theft, forgery and fraud in connection with signatures on his nominating petitions when he ran unsuccessfully for the state House last year. The Pima County Attorney's Office indicted John Kromko earlier this month on nine counts of identity theft, nine counts of forgery and one count of fraudulent scheme.