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Authorities: Over $1 million stolen from financial institutions in identity fraud scheme

Authorities on Wednesday said more than $1 million was stolen from financial institutions in a nationwide synthetic identity fraud scheme that involved the theft of Social Security numbers from children, immigrants and the elderly. 13 people have been charged; the majority of the defendants are from Long Island. Here is Newsday's Cecilia Dowd. Credit: Newsday / Raychel Brightman; Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStock; Suffolk County District Attorney’s office

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