IDENTITY-THEFT RING BUSTED
By PHILIP MESSING
November 30, 2007 -- The alleged leader of an identity-theft ring - grifters responsible for ripping off more than $300,000 from banks along the East Coast - has been busted with two accomplices, police said yesterday.
Lampkin is believed to have orchestrated the theft of at least 35 women's IDs and used their information at banks here, in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Boston over the past several years. The thieves generally get their victims' personal identification by sending female members of the ring into bars or other public places to swipe handbags or wallets.
All three suspects face charges including forgery, possession of forged instruments, identity theft and unlawful possession of a personal ID.