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URGENT: Identity Theft and Child Pornography, Oregon Police Need Help

Police arrested a man on charges of Identity Theft and forgery, but when they started going through his computer, they found connections to child pornography.
I’ve long said that the ethics of someone who would live on the hard work and credibility of someone else’s name is likely to be the kind of person who would commit crimes other than identity theft.
Even knowing that from the outset, even before I started this site over 4 years ago, this hurts my heart, and it bothers me to even be the one bringing this news into your day.
But if we can do some good by getting the word out sharing this news (however terrible), and helping to track down the people who may have these kids and be doing who knows what with them, then this will have been worthwhile to pass along.
The news story is below if you want to watch it.
Mostly, if you have been to, or live in, Oregon and can identity anything that is in the pictures and video below, your information can be very valuable to Oregon police.

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Want to Go To Paris? Use Someone Else’s Identity.

Meet the new face of Identity theft. Or at least one of the young faces of Identity theft.
Two apparently white collar, otherwise normal college students (well, one recently graduated) have found themselves in police custody.
Jocelyn Kirsch is (was, before this) a Drexel University student and her boyfriend, Edward Anderton, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Their alleged crime?
Oh, nothing really.
Just taking the personal information from people in their apartment complex and using it to visit Paris, Hawaii, and do other odds and ends… like have $17,500 in cash (on hand) in their apartment.
I definitely don’t want to laugh at someone else’s misery, but what really amazes me about this, more than anything else, is this part of the article.

The fraud scheme paid for jaunts to Paris, London and Hawaii and a stop at a tony salon for $1,700 worth of hair extensions, police said.

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