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Theft ring accused of using Oregon data breach to help steal $2 million in tax refunds

2015/05/14

The Oregonian/OregonLive - (Oregon; Washington; Nevada) Five suspects from Georgia and Maryland were indicted May 7 for their roles in an identity-theft ring which they allegedly mined the personal information of over 125,000 people to file $6.6 million in false tax returns from 2013 - 2014, $2 million of which they successfully collected. Four of the suspects have been arrested while one remains at large.

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/05/alleged_thieves_accused_of_usi.html

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