Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke, the man that is in charge of the nation’s money supply, has found even he is not impervious to an identity theft. A thief stole his wife’s handbag right off the back of her chair while she sat in the lobby of a Starbucks. The thief made out with the family checkbook, credit cards, some cash, and her identification.
The Federal Reserve Board chairman, Ben Bernanke, and his wife did take steps to prevent their identity theft after their theft in August of 2008. During the investigation of the matter police discovered that they were dealing with a much bigger operation than expected.
Mr. Bernanke and his wife were one of 500 separate instances of fraud that have been traced back to one crime ring. The longer investigators looked into the case the wider the case got. 22 people are apart of the indictment all of which are suspected to be apart of the Bernanke identity theft.
The thieves are being charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud among other things. This just proves that even if you are good with money and think you know how to manage it you can still become a victim of identity theft. Mr. Bernanke most likely did everything in his power to protect himself and his wife.
There are just to many ways an identity thief can take advantage of the system to get what they want. Apparently these 22 people have done it hundreds of times and to many people. It will feel good to see them get what they disserve.