SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES ID questions when creating your “my Social Security” account
Q: Some of the security questions when I created a my Social Security account took me by surprise. While I expected the often seen birthdate type of question, my Social Security questions involved mor... Posted on 4/29/13 at 2:40 PM
THE NEW FORTY Into thin air...
I spent about half the day today looking for two of my diamond rings that seem to have disappeared into thin air. I spent the second half of the day frustrated about the loss andtrying to imaginewhere... Posted on 12/30/12 at 12:00 AM
IN THE BLACK More Document Shredding Events
In a recent post I mentioned document shredding events for Saturday, Oct 20 at some Wells Fargo locations.
There are also events at The Village Family Service Center, 1201 25th St S., October 16 and ... Posted on 10/16/12 at 11:01 AM
REAL MONEY Identity Theft Protection Tips
We often hear tips about ways to protect our identity and fraudulent access to our accounts. One of the biggest threats to having your identity stolen is someone obtaining your birth date, social secu... Posted on 9/13/12 at 7:52 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Is Copying the Same as Theft?
Recently, a Rutgers professor wrote a New York Times article saying that copying--as in downloading a song for free--is not the same thing as stealing.
This is significant, because it helps validate ... Posted on 4/16/12 at 8:49 AM
Thieves ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with around $1 million worth of jewelry, in a brazen late-night burglary just hours after the screening of a film about break-ins at the homes of Hollywood celebrities, French officials said Friday.
Sherman Townsend spent 10 years in prison for a crime another man has since confessed to committing and the burglary conviction will likely stay on his record after a state board wouldn't issue a pardon Wednesday.
Court documents filed against three men in connection with the city’s biggest copper wire theft in recent memory -- a type of theft police say is among the toughest to track down and solve -- show investigators used good old-fashioned footprints and tire tracks to help lead them to their suspects.
As the owner of a landscaping business, Lance Akers has suffered through minor thefts of building materials. But never an entire building. Akers was driving near Baker, Minn., about 1 a.m. Wednesday when he turned his head to see the steel building he’d taken possession of three weeks earlier was gone.
The 84-year-old behind the wheel Tuesday while police claim a 25-year-old was stealing cash at five area gas stations in a span of a little more than an hour said he had no idea what the suspect was doing when inside the stores.
A Warroad, Minn., man pleaded guilty this week in a North Dakota courtroom to recklessly endangering a woman and her daughter in December when he forced them to stand outside in frigid weather. Scott Boothman also pleaded guilty to drunk driving, a misdemeanor.
A Grand Forks man who stole a car in Minot last summer and was caught hours later just west of Grand Forks with the help of the vehicle’s GPS technology was sentenced Friday to two years in prison on charges related to the incident.
To attack the problem of metals theft, Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Wednesday that they are among those co-sponsoring the Metals Theft Prevention Act. Klobuchar said the bill will plug holes in a patchwork of laws around the country to fight the thefts.
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