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East High School students witness state Supreme Court

Last Thursday, East High School junior McCoy Cantwell asked state Supreme Court justices and attorneys whether Superman was an identity thief. In a 1966 comic,...

New scam takes advantage of Secretary of State’s business filing system

DENVER - Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and Attorney General John Suthers Thursday announced they're teaming up fight a new form of impersonation: business identity theft. Both officials explained the decade-old Secretary of State's business filing system, which has no password or PIN protections, has been exploited criminals changing contact names of at least 25 companies in Colorado, allowing the perpetrators to create and use those companies' lines of credit and steal more than $750,000.

SCOTUS ruling on identity theft could affect arrested Weld County workers

A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down today may have implications for a contentious identity crime prosecution that resulted in 100 charges of criminal impersonation by undocumented workers and more than 5,000 personal income tax records seized in Weld County. The ACLU of Colorado charged that the raid conducted by Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck and Sheriff John Cooke, dubbed Operation Numbers Game, was overly broad and violated the privacy of the clients of Amalia’s Translation and Tax Service. That case is now before the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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