A former University of Wisconsin employee is accused of stealing over $100,000 using fake companies and fraudulent checks. The former employee, Kevin O’Donnell, has been charged with identity theft, forgery, and theft during his time as a purchasing manager at the university. Mr. O’Donnell allegedly forged payments resembling housing refunds for students that were made out to himself. In Philadelphia, another college employee allegedly stole over $200,000 by taking tax payments and failing to post the payments to the proper account.
These recent examples show the lengths identity thieves will go to take consumer’s information and money. If you attend college or university here in Las Vegas, or anywhere in Nevada, it is important to keep your personal information secure and to report any suspicious activity immediately. If you are a victim of identity theft or fraud, you should hire a Las Vegas identity theft lawyer to protect your legal rights.