Craigslist poster, $500k ID thief jailed

17 Jan 2014
As a result of one of the bigger-ticket and more flagrant attempts to bilk Craigslist users,  Nassau County, NY resident Susan Pemberton, a/k/a Susan Williams, was sentenced to three years in prison. Pemberton attempted to obtain $500,000 by assuming others' identities,  and then filed hundreds of false tax returns, opening up bank accounts and applying for credit cards.The way the scam worked

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.