|Published:||Feb 21, 2013 5:36 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 21, 2013 5:40 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has stories telling to check your bank statements often, but as our Call for Action team found out, you might not be checking the right ones.
This is an identity theft story. The suspects got into the victim's bank account, but which account is important.
"They were hitting my home equity line. They got $10,000 out one time, $12,000 the other time," said Paul Agne, fraud victim.
Agne is talking about the thieves who stole his identity with the help of an accomplice inside his bank.
"When you have the assistance of someone on the inside that has all the answers to the security questions, it becomes quite easy," said Rodney Bohanon, U.S. Postal Inspector.
With Agne's personal information, the identity thieves went to work.
"They were taking the money out and opening a joint account in my name and the other person's name. They had four or five of my credit cards which they were charging on. They also had two different driver's licenses in my name," said Agne.
And Agne was just one of many.
"This case was approximately 35 victims with a dollar loss of $1.4 million," said Bohanon.
This time, postal inspectors arrested several people. They're awaiting sentencing and could get up to 30 years in prison. The bottom line here, it's worth keeping an eye on all of your accounts. Even the ones you don't think someone can touch.