Posted on January 14th, 2013 No comments
Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the Boca Raton Police Services Department and Microshred Corporation are partnering to host a free shredding event. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Town Center Mall, 6000 West Glades Road, in the northwest corner of the Sears parking lot.
The event is only open to residential households and a maximum of five banker’s sized boxes are allowed per household. Microshred will have document shredding trucks on site and as an added service to residents they will destroy their computer hard drive(s). There will be a $10 fee for each hard drive destroyed that must be paid to Microshred. The hard drive must be removed from the computer prior to arrival.
Officers from the BRPD’s Crime Prevention Unit along with employees from Microshred will be on site to provide expert advice and tips for identity theft prevention. “In 2010, 7.0% of households in the United States, or about 8.6 million households, had at least one member age 12 or older who experienced one or more types of identity theft victimization” (U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief November 2011).
Shredding documents is a key step in identity theft prevention. Residents are encouraged to purchase a quality cross cut shredder and to shred all documents that contain any personal information. For additional information contact the Boca Raton Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 561-347-3938 or visit our website at www.BocaPolice.com.
Posted on January 10th, 2013 No comments
We are having another free shredding event with the Boca Raton Police Department!
Saturday January 26, 2013 from 9am-12pm.
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Jacksonville man sentenced to 10 years in prison for ID theft that allowed access to military bases.Posted on August 30th, 2012 No comments
A Jacksonville man who illegally accessed key facilities for years and whose true identity is still not entirely clear to federal authorities has been sentenced to a decade behind bars following his conviction of identity theft.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the man had been living under the identity of someone else for about 22 years. During that time, using bogus government identification, he had access to at least five ships at Mayport Naval Station and secure areas at JaxPort, including Blount Island Marine Terminal.
He is identified in court documents as John Doe, aka “Leroy Mayers,” “Leroy Meyers” and “L.T.H.”
The man used another living person’s Social Security number to get at least 23 government-issued forms of identification, including a passport, two Mayport Military Contractor ID cards, three Florida ID cards and six replacement Social Security cards.
The man, who was indicted in October 2011, was not charged with a violent crime or terrorism offense. A federal jury convicted him May 24 of seven counts of aggravated identify theft, six counts of falsely representing a Social Security number and one count of passport fraud, according to court documents.
Prior to his sentencing Monday, prosecutors submitted documents to the federal court that stated, “John Doe has expressed no remorse for his actions and continued to perpetrate the fraud through his perjurious testimony at trial.”
During one pre-trial court appearance the man, who according to court documents is 44 years old, said he lived on Waxwing Avenue in Jacksonville.
“As of yet, law enforcement has not affirmatively identified John Doe,” said a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Bill Austin, public affairs officer at Mayport, said John Doe worked on the base in 2010 in the shipyards. During his employment, Austin said, the man provided a driver’s license and passport to officials.
Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the United States and has been since the mid-1990s, according to federal prosecutors.