More than 100 arrested in identity theft ring
More than 100 people have been indicted in a New York-based identity theft and counterfeiting ring. The suspects consisted of bank tellers, store employees, and restaurant workers who skimmed customers' identities.
The ring was primarily based in Queens, but the suspects had ties to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Other parts of New York City were targeted, and some of the suspects worked at the Westchester Mall in White Plains. The suspects allegedly used shoppers' information to make fake credit cards, then went on lavish shopping sprees, selling the expensive goods on the street.