It’s amazing what information people throw away these days even businesses that are supposed to be responsible with your information seem no to care. So it seems to be the case in an identity theft case out of Twin Peaks, California. Three Los Angeles residents have been arrested who were in possession of counterfeit driver’s licenses, checkbooks and personal information belonging to about 1,000 people.
The three people who were arrested were Eugene Ross, 55, Debra Jones, 51, and Arthur Hill, 51. The police said the thieves received their information from going through garbage at banks, car dealerships, and other business. They then used the information to open up accounts for cell phone and cable accounts which they would open for people for money.
One elderly woman from Twin Peaks claims her identity has been compromised since 2007. Police say that over 10 accounts had been opened in her name. Purchases on one of those accounts is what lead them to the 900 block of East 81st Street in Los Angeles where they could the stolen personal information.
It’s amazing what people throw away. You would think with the rise in identity theft businesses would be more careful with what they do with other peoples personal information. I would like to think it’s harder than simply going through a dumpster to steal some’s identity, but I guess it’s not.