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Accomplice inside bank helps steal man's identity

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Fraud victim Paul Ange got hit hard by thieves., "They were hitting my home equity line. They got $10,000 out one time, $12,000 the other time."

And the crooks did it with the help of an accomplice inside his bank.

Postal Inspector Rodney Bohanon says, "When you have the assistance of someone on the inside that has all the answers to the security questions, it becomes quite easy."

With Paul's personal information in hand, the thieves went to work taking out money, opening a joint account in his name and charging on several of his credit cards. They even took out driver's licenses in his name.

Postal Inspector Bohanon says never put your bank or credit card information in the garbage. Always shred or burn that information. He also advises to always take a close look at all your bank statements and contact your bank if you see any irregularities.

The suspects in this case were charged with bank fraud and are still awaiting sentencing. They could face up to 30 years in prison.

 

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