Now there’s a headline that is a tad disconcerting. New York Times, February 15, 2018, p. A21.
Raphael A. Sanchez, the top lawyer for immigration in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Seattle was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft (one wonders the proof requirements for “aggravated identify theft” vs. “run-of-the-mill identify theft). He is charged with stealing the identities of seven people who were in immigration proceedings that he was handling. Between October 2013 and October 2017, Mr. Sanchez is alleged to have used the identities to open credit accounts at American Express, JPMOrgan Chase, Bank of America, Capital One, Citibank, and Discover.
Here’s the best part — Mr. Sanchez used his government e-mail to send information for his aggravated activity to his Yahoo mail account. One e-mail had the following documents attached: a utility bill, a biographical page, and a Chinese passport from a Chinese immigrant who was seeking permanent residence in the United States.
The Barometer is without words.