After pleading guilty in November, two identity thieves in Washington state have been sentenced to four years in federal prison. Before being arrested last August, the pair was living the high life for four years stealing the identities of friends, relatives, and former employees of a credit union.The two were arrested last August for using stolen identities to steal $50,000 in unemployment benefits and defrauding credit unions of more than $300,000.

Evidence of their fraudulent crimes were found on a laptop. They mined data to build detailed credit profiles, which they used to file false unemployment claims and open bank accounts for their check writing scheme.

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