Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Porscha Kyles, 25, a former court clerk in Broward County, Fla., was recently sentenced to three years in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release and $57,328 in restitution, for the theft of more than 100 people's identities.
Kyles previously pled guilty to aggravated identity theft and to one count of conspiracy to possess 15 or more unauthorized access devices.
According to court documents, Kyles worked as a clerk of court in Broward County from October 2011 to February 2012. During that time, she had access to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID).
She used that access to copy more than 100 people's names, birthdates and Social Security numbers, which she sold to a co-conspirator. The stolen information was then used to file fraudulent tax returns seeking refunds.