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Kentucky AG Victim of Identity Theft

On June 5 Kentucky’s Attorney General, Jack Conway, announced the introduction of a cyber crime unit in the state, and it began operations only last week, with a focus on identity theft.

Now it certainly has a crime to investigate, as Conway himself has been a victim of ID theft.

He discovered the problem when his credit card was refused by iTunes, and he says thieves used his stolen credit card to spend thousands of dollars on postal charges, Vonage service, and on computers.

Now the new unit is investigating.

“They’re suspicious of some delivery drivers that might be stealing credit cards in Kentucky,” he said. “They’re also suspicious of restaurants that might not be as secure as they ought to be. It’s a tough, tough crime to stop. Just because of the fast flow of information in our society.”

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