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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Georgia child services worker fired after ID theft investigation

Last year, on Mother’s Day, Erika Giddens went to the mailbox, expecting to see cards from her kids.  Instead, she was greeted with not one, but three credit denial letters for loans that she never applied for.

“I never thought in a million years, it would happen to me,” Giddens said.

The suspected identity thief was an employee with Georgia’s Department of Family and Children Services, James McQueen. According to a report from the department’s Office of Inspector General, McQueen put his agency-issued cell phone number on credit applications, and “accessed personal information regarding agency clients… and then later used that information in an attempt to commit identity theft and financial fraud…”

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