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Huge Identity Theft Ring Busted
During a three-year crime spree, Cummings was allegedly the point man in a scheme that saw victims' personal financial information stolen and sold to a ring of about 20 Nigerian nationals in the New York City area. Until the group got greedy earlier this year, and stole 15,000 credit reports while impersonating the Ford Motor Company, no one noticed.
"With a few keystrokes, these men essentially picked the pockets of tens of thousands of Americans and, in the process, took their identities, stole their money and swiped their security," Manhattan U.S. Attorney James Comey said at a press conference Monday.
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