Ex-Blockbuster worker charged in id theft

April 26, 2005 at 9:36 AM
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WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- A Blockbuster video store employee allegedly used information from customer applications to fraudulently buy some $117,000 in goods, U.S. authorities said.

Miles N. Holloman was arraigned Monday in federal court in Washington, where authorities unsealed an indictment charging Holloman stole information from people who filled out applications at a store in Washington's Dupont Circle area.

Holloman, who worked at the store for about eight months in 2003, could be sentenced to five years in prison if convicted.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein alleged Holloman and unnamed accomplices used information, such as credit card information to buy a car, obtain false driver's licenses and counterfeit credit cards, The Washington Times reported. From early 2003 and April 2004, about $117,000 in illegal purchases were made with the stolen information.

Authorities said information from about 60 Blockbuster customers was used.

Blockbuster issued a statement saying it was cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

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