Police Used GPS Tracking to Bust Identity Thief With Over 300,000 Victims

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By Gizmodo

Police use of GPS tracking in investigations is something of a hotbed issue that calls into question how much privacy people are entitled to. But when it’s used successfully, as it was to arrest a California man who committed identity theft against 300,000 people, that argument becomes much more complex.

According to Cnet’s Declan McCullagh, a Los Angeles man by the name of Richard Delgado who obtained a whole lot of JC Penney credit card numbers, and then went on a shopping spree. Then one victim who had been hit brought it to the attention of a U.S. Postal Inspector, who found Delgado’s number through Facebook and linked it to calls he made to the credit card bank.



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