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"Grave Robbers"

Number 20823
Subject Identity
Source New Times (Chicago)
State IL
Year 2003
Publication Date November 6, 2003
Summary This investigation involves the case of two brothers who organized an identity theft ring and kept it going for more than two years. They were accused of stealing the identities of the recently deceased and using them to obtain more than $1.5 million worth of luxury cars, loans, and merchandise. Their ringleaders also stole 23 luxury cars.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 12
Keywords identity theft ring;criminal court records;police reports;arrest warrant affidavits;Texas open records law;taxing authorities;deed transfers;auto registrations;real estate sales price;federal crime;Countrywide Home Loans;mortgage;Michael F. Tisdale;William R. Tisdale Jr.;America's Team Mortgage;Social Security Administration
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