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The OIG has criminal investigators with offices nationwide. These Special Agents conduct identity theft investigations in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office. If you suspect that your identity has been stolen or misused please contact the Inspector General’s Hotline at: e-mail oig.hotline@ed.gov or 1-800-MIS-USED.

Cases of Identity Theft

  • Deborah D. Jenkins, indicted by a federal grand jury in Hawaii in October, 2004 along with her husband, Paul O. Jenkins, for identity theft, bank theft, and conspiracy, was arrested today in Orlando, Florida. Honolulu, HI, June 22, 2005
  • An Arizona man who used the identities of more than 50 prison inmates to fraudulently obtain about $313,000 in federal student loans and grants, Social Security benefits, credit cards, a home and a vehicle pled guilty to student aid fraud and identity theft. He faces a potential 20-year prison sentence and $270,000 fine. Phoenix, AZ, 1/2004
  • An individual who used two different Social Security numbers to receive more than $10,000 in federal student aid was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay more than $32,000 in restitution.
  • An individual was sentenced to 30 days in jail, five years probation, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service after he pled guilty to student aid fraud. This person used someone else's identity to obtain student aid.
  • An individual used five different Social Security numbers and several different names to obtain federal student aid after defaulting on an existing loan pled guilty to student loan fraud.

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Last Modified: 08/26/2005