Tenn. woman arrested, 10 wanted in $1.2M identity theft scheme

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 10 employees of a Texas cable contractor and a former Comcast worker are accused of using at least 1,200 Comcast customers’ personal information to open 3,600 fraudulent cable accounts in northwest Louisiana.

He says the scheme cost Comcast, RMH Cable of Austin, Texas, and customers more than $1.2 million in commissions, equipment and service.

Prator says Comcast hired RMH to find new Shreveport-area customers. He said Tuesday that 10 workers allegedly found residents who agreed to have cable service installed using others’ information so the contractors could collect a commission.

Prator says a former Comcast employee from Tennessee has been arrested, and deputies are looking for nine men and a woman from at least five states.

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