A 68-year-old Raleigh man pled guilty to six counts related to bank fraud and identity theft midway through his jury trial in U.S. District Court in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. His plan had been to open a bowling and family entertainment center in Mebane, North Carolina. The site he had chosen for the new bowling center was part of strip mall and had previously been used for retail space. Substantial remodeling was necessary in order to turn the space into a bowling alley.
As millions of Americans go online to shop for the upcoming holidays, the North Carolina Attorney General has issued caution about the possibility of identity theft or stolen credit card online. There are several tips that any online shopper should follow to avoid the possibility of theft or swindle.
There are many different facets to our individual identities. However, someone can steal your identity with just your name, address, social security number, bank account or credit card. Unfortunately, identity theft is one of the fastest-growing white collar crimes both nationally and in North Carolina.