Federal indictment accuses seven of using stolen identities

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Thursday, June 14 2007 Jun 14, 2007 Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:59:23 AM CDT June 14, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A federal indictment accuses seven people of using stolen information from nursing-home residents and others to help prison inmates place phone calls. The identity-theft indictments were announced on Wednesday. Former state workers and employees of a phone company and a nursing home are among those accused. State prison inmates can make calls only if they can pay for them -- which is often done through collect calls. Prosecutors said two former state employees collected Social Security numbers, names and birth dates. The information was then used to set up cell phone and landline accounts so inmates could place calls. Two people are charged with identity theft and all seven with conspiracy to defraud.

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