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USATODAY.com - Meth addicts' other habit: Online theft

Identity theft has fast become the crime of preference among meth users for three reasons: It is non-violent, criminal penalties for first-time offenders are light — usually a few days or weeks in jail — and the use of computers and the Internet offers crooks anonymity and speed with which to work. Meth is a cheap, highly addictive street derivative of amphetamine pills; it turns users into automatons willing to take on risky, street-level crime.

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Category: ID Theft News
Posted on December 17, 2005 at 01:24 PM | Permalink

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