Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NY Tax Worker Accused Of Stealing Ids, $200K

A former NY tax worker has been accused of stealing identities, and making $200,000 in fraudulent charges, reports via The Associated Press. You can find a segment of the story below, but the full text can be found here.

A former New York state tax department worker is accused of stealing the identities of taxpayers and running up more than $200,000 in fraudulent charges on their accounts.

Prosecutors say the confidential information gathered by Walter Healey included credit card and Social Security numbers. The illicit charges are dated between 2006 and 2008.

Healey faces four counts of identity theft, as well as unlawful possession of personal identification, tampering with public records and misconduct charges.

The 63-year-old Troy resident, who says he's retired and last worked in October, pleaded not guilty Wednesday. He and his lawyer, George LaMarche (La-marsh), declined further comment. A judge set bail at $5,000.

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