Suspected identity thieves find treasure in trashed job applications

More than 400 people who were looking for jobs instead may have instead become targets of identity thieves.

Federal officials are investigating two people suspected of getting personal information from job applications in the trash of a Wichita Dollar Tree store, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports. An executed warrant showed that the suspects had employment applications for 429 people — some including copies of driver’s licenses and Social Security cards.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas had no comment.

The search warrant issued last month covered a laptop computer and digital storage device seized three years ago in a Wichita hotel room.

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