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    Default NJ man used stolen identities to create over 1,800 online gambling accounts

    On Tuesday, the New Jersey State Police announced that they arrested 44-year-old Casey Ennis of Audubon, New Jersey for allegedly funding more than 1,800 online gambling accounts using stolen identities. He also used the stolen identities to scam the state out of unemployment benefits.

    The investigation began in January 2020 when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement got calls from people claiming online gambling accounts had been created in their names without permission.

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    Officials did not say how much money Ennis made through the fraudulent online gambling accounts, but he was linked to more than $52,000 in withdrawals and purchases connected to his unemployment benefits scheme. In that plot, Ennis used the stolen identities to do two things: generate fraudulent unemployment claims and create fake bank accounts. He transfer the funds from the claims to the bank accounts and then make cash withdrawals.

    Police finally arrested Ennis on May 14, seizing $491 cash, a three grams of methamphetamine, and over 30 electronic devices.

    “As this case illustrates, identity theft can pose an insidious and expensive threat to individuals, businesses, and government programs,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal in a press release. “For individuals, the cost, disruption, and invasion of privacy involved in having one’s identity stolen can be truly traumatic. We will continue to devote the resources necessary to investigate and aggressively prosecute those who commit these crimes.”
    Read more here: https://www.pokernewsdaily.com/new-j...ccounts-34550/

    And here is the official press release from the NJ State Police: https://www.njsp.org/news/2021/20210608.shtml

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    1800 thats a lot of work,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderpunter View Post
    1800 thats a lot of work,.
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    Interesting that this could have happened with off shore operators, but I wonder if they would have caught on and stopped it long before the number of accounts grew to 1800.

    I also wonder, if the majority of the accounts were created using the same affiliate account.

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    1800 is a full time job and then some :O

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