Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A cyber security expert who spoke at Northampton Community College offers tips for protecting yourself from identify theft and other online dangers.
Wednesday, March 13
Kristina Dorville, director of cybersecurity awareness programs for the Department of Homeland Security, spoke at Northampton Community College recently. One in five Americans has fallen victim to a cyber crime, she said. Read a detailed story about Dorville's presentation here. Dorville's tips are: For more information about how to stay safe online, check out Homeland Security's site at www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Michelle Rumfield of Coplay was charged with identity theft after she allegedly used a Lower Saucon resident's Social Security number and name without his permission, court records say.
A woman charged with identity theft admitted to police she used her ex-husband’s name and Social Security number without his permission to apply for a phone line, court records say. Michelle Rumfield, 44, allegedly made the admission a day after police were summoned by ex-husband Phillip Rumfield, a Lower Saucon Township resident, who said he suspected his wife made two requests with T-Mobile Online. Phillip Rumfield told police Monday that he checked his credit score and found an inquiry he did not authorize, the records say. As a result of the identity theft charge, Michelle Rumfield violated her parole and probation guidelines with Lehigh County, according to her court file. The file shows she previously pleaded guilty to retail theft …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Strategies for helping to prevent identity theft and fraud will be the topic of a special presentation at the June 25 meeting of the Hellertown Block Watch group.
Local residents who are concerned about crimes such as identity theft and fraud are being invited to attend the next meeting of the Hellertown Block Watch, which will be held Monday, June 25 at 7pm in Hellertown Borough Hall. Block watch leader Officer Tim Piotrowski announced last month that the guest speaker at this month's meeting will be an officer from the Pennsylvania State Police's Computer Crime Unit. The topics that the PSP officer will discuss are expected to include: The officer will also be available to answer questions from audience members, as did a Pennsylvania State Police officer who discussed transient crimes at April's block watch meeting. An update on borough crime statistics will be provided by Officer Piotrowski at …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Democrats, including Rep. Steve Samuelson of Northampton County, argue the new rules will disenfranchise voters.
An effort to fight voting fraud could cost state taxpayers millions, though it’s a price some lawmakers are willing to pay. New requirements intended to cut down on fraudulent voters were passed by the House State Government Committee on May 9 and will head to the House for a final vote. The bill would require voters to show official photo identification each time they go to their polling place to cast a ballot. Voters now have to provide identification only the first time they vote at a specific polling place. The new requirement would not take effect until the primary elections in the spring of 2012, unless there is a special election scheduled for earlier in 2012. An amendment added to the bill May 9 would allow any voter who did not …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Chiefs Robert Shupp and Guy Lesser and Police Investigator Christopher Leidy were joint presenters at a recent Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
A joint presentation by Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp, Lower Saucon Police Chief Guy Lesser and Lower Saucon Police Investigator Christopher Leidy was the highlight of a Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce breakfast held at Lower Saucon Town Hall Feb. 23. Called "Protecting Our Community," the updates by the chiefs covered everything from crime-related casino impacts in Hellertown to identity theft. Both Shupp and Lesser also discussed their backgrounds, which combined, include decades of service to the Saucon Valley area. Shupp, a 1994 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, has been with the Hellertown Police Department for 11 years. He began his career as a patrolman and after six years was promoted to investigator, before…