A 25-year-old Fishers woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to identity theft and defrauding banks of more than $115,000.
The 140 faculty and staff at Ball State make up just a portion of victims of such attacks targeting university employees across the country.
Staffers from the FBI and the Indiana attorney general's office will be among experts to visit Ball State University after at least 140 school employees' identities were stolen.
Incidences like the recent data theft affecting 40 million Target customers could become more common as retailers, banks and credit card companies argue over who should pay for security upgrades.
Indiana officials say the personal data of welfare clients has been shared with others in a security breach potentially affecting more than 187,000 people.
A former financial planner at the Indianapolis offices of Northwestern Mutual and One America-American United Life was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison and three years of probation after pleading guilty to identity theft.
Banks are fighting an ongoing battle with would-be identity thieves. Because banks are where the money is, the fight is
likely to go on a long time, with both thieves and banks growing in sophistication.