Kim Kardashian ID Thief SentencedBy: Lindsay McCane - February 3, 2014
Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to fall into the hands of an identity thief. No, she did not take part in the many identity frauds and scams that have been making their rounds, however Luis Flores, Jr, 19, was still able to weasel his way in to Kardashian’s bank account.
Flores was somehow able to gain access to Kardashian’s personal information which included her credit card numbers, bank accounts, and social security number. Flores then changed some of her accounts to his accounts, taking thousands of dollars from the Keeping up with the Kardashians star.
Not only was Flores able to hack into Kardashian’s accounts, he also managed to get into her mother Kris Jenner’s account, as well. Although the amount taken from Kardashian’s accounts is unknown, we do know that Flores took a whopping $71,000 from Jenner.
It was not until May 2013, when Flores attempted to order replacement cards for the accounts he had stolen and have them sent to his own personal address in Florida, that he was caught by the United States Secret Service agents.
Luckily, Flores was caught in the act, and has been sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison. Flores also targeted Ashton Kutcher, Tom Cruise, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, and Bill Gates, among others.
To protect your identity, be informed about the current scams that are making their way through the public. The FBI has a list set up on their website under common frauds to keep people updated.
What do you think about Flores’ punishment? Do you think he should have to serve a longer sentence? Leave your comments below.
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