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OXFORD • The investigation into a large scale identity theft and credit card fraud has led to two arrests. Warrants have been issued for three…

A 70-year-old Mississippi woman is among seven people sentenced for their roles in an online fraud scheme involving counterfeit checks, mystery shopper websites and work-from-home scams. The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that Ann Louise Franzen, of Kiln, and four others pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit identity theft and theft of government property. …

Whether they’re snatching your purse, diving into your dumpster, stealing your mail, or hacking into your computer, there are bad people out there. Who are they? Identity thieves. Identity thieves can empty your bank account, max out your credit cards, open accounts in your name, and purchase furniture, cars, and even homes on the basis …

HATTIESBURG — Two former Mississippi Department of Public Safety employees and a man have pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit identity theft. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, in a news release, said 48-year-old Yolanda Jean Perkins and 33-year-old Lorena Gomez, both of Laurel, and 32-year-old Jose Martel Rivera, a Mexican native living …

JACKSON — Federal prosecutors say James Lewis Johnson has been sentenced to 86 months in prison for his role in a Mississippi-based fraud that used stolen financial information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria. Johnson was among several people indicted in the case earlier this year. He …