Identity Theft at the Library of Congress

Report from The Washington Post:

A 35-year-old Southeast Washington woman was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for using the purloined identities of Library of Congress employees to purchases nearly $40,000 in goods.

Federal prosecutors said Labiska Gibbs enlisted a relative, a Library of Congress worker, to access an internal database and give her the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of at least 10 employees, prosecutors said. Gibbs used that information to open credit accounts at retailers, including Target and Victoria's Secret. In court papers, Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn S. Leon said Gibbs made a living selling gift cards she fraudulently purchased.

Gibbs's second cousin, William Sinclair Jr., 27 (who worked in HR at the LOC), was sentenced to three years of probation for his role in the scam. Prosecutors said Gibbs approached Sinclair and that he did not receive any money for his participation.

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ridiculous! everyone knows

ridiculous! everyone knows that identity theft is a result of sharing too much personal information.

not enough punishment

3 years probation??!! the crimes wouldn't be possible without his help. he screwed up the financial lives of ten people, possibly for many years to come.
and she'll be back at it again in, what, 11 months with time off?

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