Theft ChoicePoint had another identity theft case years ago
The identity theft case announced last month by ChoicePoint isn't the first one for the data warehousing company. The Los Angeles Times reports that a Nigerian man and woman were arrested three years ago on charges they used the company to tap into the personal information of seven-thousand people. Court records say the brother and sister used the identities to buy at least a million dollars worth of merchandise. Both later pleaded guilty. Last month, another Nigerian man pleaded no contest to charges he created a bogus business account with ChoicePoint and obtained information from at least 145-thousand records. No comment yet from ChoicePoint. Authorities say it's unclear if the cases are connected.