Cops: Some identity theft suspects from Westchester, Hudson Valley
More than 100 suspects have been arrested in connection with what is being hailed as the largest identity theft bust in U.S. history. Some of those arrested worked in Hudson Valley and Westchester.
New York City Police say they estimate that the crooks received more than $13 million in cash, guns and other items in just 16 months. The suspects had ties all over the world, such as Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
According to authorities, some of the suspects arrested worked at the The Westchester Mall in White Plains. Several employees are being accused of stealing customers' information before going on shopping sprees.
Police estimate that thousands of people across the country were victimized by the scam.
More than 100 arrested in identity theft ring