UJAFed NY Donors Targeted in ID Theft

from New York Post:

High-profile donors were victims of $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity

Fifty-five gang members and others have been busted for running a $2 million identity theft ring that targeted high-profile donors who’d given to a Jewish charity, prosecutors announced today.

The donors who were victimized included billionaire investor Ira Rennert and his wife and former AIG CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg.

“This is an organized identity theft and financial crime ring that relied on insiders” who had jobs that involved handling checks at places ranging from a luxury auto dealership to the UJA-Federation of New York, a prominent Jewish charity, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Beth Potashnick said.


eJewish Philanthropy has learned that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has informed UJAFed-NY that no donors suffered any financial loss though this theft; all losses were incurred by the banks and credit card companies.