Hospitals Won't Name First Babies of 2015, Because Kidnapping

It's a fixture of local papers around the country: the annual article trumpeting the first babies born in the new year. Remember, they're never too young for bragging rights! Well, it won't be happening in Richmond, Virginia, where local hospitals have announced that they will not be announcing the first-place kiddos… » 1/02/15 5:30pm 1/02/15 5:30pm

Saks Employees Busted Stealing Customers' Credit Card Numbers

Chicest identity theft ever: The cops say they've broken up a ring of Saks Fifth Avenue employees who were allegedly colluding to steal customers' financial information, buy heaps of accessories and flip them on the black market. Their haul, according to the authorities? $400,000 worth of swag. » 10/06/14 2:40pm 10/06/14 2:40pm

Chase Solves Data Breach by Setting Grinch Limits on Debit Purchases

There are a lot of different ways banks might deal with the recent Target database caper, but none of them are quite as Grinch-like as ravenous bank monster JPMorgan Chase's decision to cap debit card cash withdrawal limits at $100 a day and card purchases at $300 a day. » 12/22/13 1:00pm 12/22/13 1:00pm

Hipster Thieves Caught Because They Just Had to Instagram Their Food

Nathaniel Troy Maye and Tiwanna Tenise Thomason stole thousands of identities. And they might have gotten away with it, had it not been for a Morton's steak with macaroni and cheese, a meal so perfect and delectable it just had to be photographed and turned into food porn. It just had to be uploaded to Maye's… » 5/12/13 3:45pm 5/12/13 3:45pm

Did Gaga Steal Her Style From Her Late Collaborator?

Yana Morgana claims Gaga cribbed her collaborator Lina Morgana's aesthetic and musical style, after the latter committed suicide at 19. Says she, "Lady Gaga is holding Lina's soul, and I want her soul to be free." » 9/09/10 4:55pm 9/09/10 4:55pm

An Ivy League Impostor And The Search For A Fresh Start

Rolling Stone's profile of serial identity thief Esther Reed isn't the first story about someone conning her way into the Ivy League. But it does reveal something all those stories have in common: a desire to start again. » 1/13/10 3:00pm 1/13/10 3:00pm

Blah Blah Smart Women Better At Sex • Man Finds Parasitic Twin In…

• Here's the latest in no shit studies: women with higher "emotional intelligence" have better sex than those who cannot express their feelings. Also: nice picture Daily Mail! • » 5/11/09 5:20pm 5/11/09 5:20pm

Judge Judy Hates Screaming When She Has Laryngitis

Sometimes you forget how horrible people people can be to one another. And then you watch Judge Judy » 10/22/08 7:00pm 10/22/08 7:00pm and you are reminded of that fact all over again. Today's case involved a woman suing her sister for identity theft. The defendant was involved in a car accident about five years ago, and gave her sister's information…

High School Revisited

Did it ever seem like some of the mothers of girls on the cheerleading squad in high school were living vicariously through their teenaged daughters? Well, Wendy Brown » 9/15/08 12:20pm 9/15/08 12:20pm of Wisconsin is their new mascot. The 33-year-old stole her 15-year-old daughter's identity to enroll in a local high school and become a cheerleader…