SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego County woman has pleaded not guilty to involvement in a $17 million, multinational identity theft scheme.
The North County Times says Kathleen Wurts entered pleas Thursday in federal court. A 17-count indictment accuses her of identity theft, fraud and conspiracy in a scheme affecting some 3,000 victims.
Prosecutors say the 59-year-old Escondido woman received stolen credit card and bank account numbers electronically from co-conspirators in countries including Nigeria, Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom. She also allegedly received counterfeit money orders and traveler's checks.
Prosecutors contend that Wurts would then use the stolen ID information to create phony checks that she would mail along with the other counterfeit materials.
Information from: North County Times
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