Five charged in ID theft ring that bought Apple gift cards

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five people accused of running an identity theft ring in the New York City area have been charged in a 394-count indictment with stealing personal information from hundreds of dental patients to buy Apple gift cards. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday said the ring bought $700,000 worth of gift cards after fraudulently obtaining “instant credit” that Apple had offered online in conjunction with Barclays Plc’s Barclaycard, and then used the cards to buy Apple products. The alleged ringleader was Devin Bazile, a former Apple sales associate. Prosecutors said he recruited Apple store employees to misuse names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers that were stolen by defendant Annie Vuong from more than 250 patients at a Manhattan dental office where she worked as a receptionist. …read more

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