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Identity thieves caught spending $150,000 at Macy’s

Some people have expensive taste, especially thieves.

Six identity theft suspects were arrested after allegedly spending $150,000 at Macy’s flagship store on Herald Square in New York. The suspects are under investigation for stealing credit card information from more than a dozen accounts from major banks throughout the world. Police also believe the six suspects are a part of a larger identity theft ring.

How did they get a hold of so many identities?

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office hasn’t revealed much information about the case, but it’s safe to assume that a lack of identity verification security made it easier for the thieves to get a hold of so many identities. Who’s fault it is for the lack of identity proofing is difficult to speculate. Whatever the case, there’s no doubt that banks, companies, and consumers need to get in line with an identity access management system that’s secure and works for everyone.

What did they buy at Macy’s worth $150,000?

The shopping spree happened in December 2015, and the gang spent thousands of dollars on high-end products like La Mer, Lancome, and Clinique. Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said the crew made as many as 20 high-end purchases at Macy’s in a single day.

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