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Identity thieves get 2 1/2 years for misuse of county website | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 28 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 22, 2011, titled Identity thieves get 2 1/2 years for misuse of county website | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Two Columbus residents will spend 21/2years in federal prison for taking information from the Franklin County Municipal Court website and stealing people's identities.

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Zanesville, OH

#24 Jan 22, 2011
See Sheron, you should have just tapped into government information and invaded the privacy of hundreds of innocent individuals who had no part in being stripped of their lives!!!!!!! You only get a vacation of 2 1/2 years for that! I just love this Country, and we have clearly got it together! What a freakin joke!

Pickerington, OH

#25 Jan 22, 2011
Rot in prison!

Saint Clairsville, OH

#26 Jan 22, 2011
Thats all you get for $40k theft? its worth the risk just for a couple of years!

Jackson, OH

#27 Jan 22, 2011
The Blue Collar Man wrote:
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I think you should share just a little about your "discussions" with your Internet "friend". Your story made me angry, but not enough details so that I am sure the culprit understood your viewpoint.
I guess my attitude might be wrong on this, it's just your post renewed my outrage of being cbyer attacked this week, just a simple case of "Viagra" type emails, and suffering the embrassment of having to explain to friends why I thought it important that they should buy Sex enhancing drugs. Harmless joke? Not if you care about your standing in society, and regret losing contact with a friend,I may have, or maybe a job..
It's time there is a National Internet Abuser listing, so those on the list can't have Internet at home, can't own any Computors or Internet capable equipment, for a time period based on extent of illegal acts. Their personal Internet equipment should be seized, at time of arrest, and destroyed/sold when convicted. A drive-by scanner can detect Internet activities, and should be used as a deterent for those listed.
This exact thing happened to a friend of mine. All of his contacts,including me were getting Canadian Viagra and Cialis type messages from him. He finally had to close out his email account and open a new one.

United States

#28 Jan 22, 2011
Rob wrote:
Wonder if these two criminals are Somali, as they are well-known to be involved in ID & credit card theft/fraud ? If so, that's another wonderful thing they've brought to our community ...
Nahh, you're thinking of Nigerians, the masters of all manner of scams and frauds. But hey, why be biased? The most successful and least-caught of identity thieves are white, nice and well dressed - you'd never suspect them! Just goes to show, don't trust anybody with your SS, ID and personal information! ANYBODY!
Fred G Sanford

Canal Winchester, OH

#29 Jan 22, 2011
Somali, Nigerian, what's the difference? They're all moon crickets.
keeping it real

Mount Vernon, OH

#30 Jan 23, 2011
I feel they did not get enough time or paid out what they took for the crime they did. something is wrong with this picture. cause i would put a freeze on everything they owned and pad lock their place.

Cincinnati, OH

#31 Jan 23, 2011
Kinte & Kazura. With names like that, I'd want a new identiy too........

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