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Woman pleads guilty to using stolen data from 2015 security breach

A Maryland woman pleaded guilty this week to using the stolen Social Security numbers of federal employees to obtain personal loans, Reuters reports.

Karvia Cross, 39, of Maryland and others she recruited used data stolen from the massive 2015 Office of Personnel Management data breach to open fraudulent credit union accounts and obtain personal and vehicle loans, the article notes, adding that Justice Department officials did say not how Cross and the other individuals recieved the data.

She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft and faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, according to the report.

Reader comments

Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Maybe she could do her stint at Camp Gitmo. The detainees there need an ethics lesson on values and integrity.

Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Maybe some minion at OPM had it down loaded on a lap top that got sent to main land China for recycling by their interior ministry. She was one of the agents hired to do so. Have fun in the big house you surely will have time to take some internet appreciation courses. MORON at its best!

Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Make sure she paints lines on the desert roads in New Mexico, lives under the good sheriff's attention to live in an open tent and stays for life. Maybe she could be a border wall laborer with 16 hr work shifts

Sun, Jun 24, 2018

It doesn't look like she is charged with stealing the data, even though she faces 30 years. how did this employee get the data? I thought the govt of China had stolen it.

Fri, Jun 22, 2018

I still don't know EXACTLY what was compromised! I OPM has my dependents SSN's too! Shouldn't THEY get lifetime protection too?!?

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