Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Consultant Sentenced To 5 Years In Jail For Stealing Customer Information

Sharon Gaudin writes on InformationWeek:

A business software consultant who stole identifying information on more than 110,000 people from the insurance company he was working for was sentenced to five years in federal prison this week.

Binyamin Schwartz, 28, of Oak Park, Mich., was sentenced to 60 months on charges of identity theft, aggravated identity theft, access device fraud, and wire fraud. According to a report from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Schwartz admitted to investigators that he stole Social Security numbers and related information from two databases within Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance Company while he was working as a consultant for them, developing business software.

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