Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Man gets 6 years for stealing identities of service members

A Redlands man was sentenced to six years in federal prison Thursday for stealing the identities of about 16,000 reserve and active-duty service members that he used to buy expensive merchandise, authorities said.

Rene Quimby, 42, was charged with using the identities to defraud the Army and Air Force Exchange Service to buy iPods, digital cameras, computers, washers, dryers and other merchandise, the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas said. The items were later sold.

The case was tried in Dallas because the exchange service is headquartered there.

Quimby was accused of using file-sharing programs in 2007 to hack into the victims' computers and steal Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, addresses and other information.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.


Suspect in toddler shooting has ‘no conscience,’ family says

SpongeBob character's altercation with women caught on video

Woman thinks she won lottery jackpot after newspaper misprint

-- Robert J. Lopez


Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: