On April 9, Florida authorities reported that 42 people were accused of being involved in an identity theft-fraud scheme. It was believed that most of the alleged attempts involved the Internal Revenue Service, though it also appeared that thousands of identities had been stolen in order to obtain unemployment insurance. It was not reported what the charges filed against these particular individuals were.
In total, 359 people have been charged and were thought to be responsible for approximated $125 million in actual losses. A state attorney noted that, in many cases, those who steal identities often have access to this information by working in a government agency or even potentially a doctor's office. These individuals would either use the identities or sell them to others for use.