Everyone in the state of Illinois with a Social Security number is at risk for having their identity stolen, but two age groups get targeted aggressively and seemingly endlessly---the very young and the very old.
With some of the added pandemic unemployment benefits expiring, more and more Illinois residents are looking to get back into the workforce. Seeing a big opportunity to enrich themselves at the expense of others has brought out the scammers.
Rita Crundwell was comptroller for the City of Dixon, Illinois, until she was caught after swiping around $54 million dollars and sent to prison for a term of 19 and a half years. Now, she's out of jail.