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Fayetteville teachers fall victim to ID theft

Andy Williams   ||   Jul 31, 2009  ||   

At least 37 Fayetteville, Ark. School District teachers are ID theft victims as someone used their Social Security numbers to establish cell phone accounts in their names, then made thousands of dollars worth of international calls. The largest bill was 43 pages long and totaled $4,215. All accounts were with Sprint, which isn’t holding the teachers accountable.

“Of course, we are not going to hold any of these people responsible,” a Sprint spokesperson said. “Sprint is a victim, too. We’re going to be out tens of thousands of dollars in these charges.”

The scary part? Authorities haven’t yet figured how the thieves obtained the information necessary to set up the fraudulent accounts. So far, only certified employees with teaching certificates have been affected. There are no reports of support staff being victims.

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