Cable contractor: ID theft cost company $500,000
NEW ORLEANS - The Caddo Parish sheriff's spokeswoman says investigators aren't going after 3,600 cable subscribers who apparently signed contracts under other people's names.
Cindy Chadwick says deputies, Comcast and RMH Cable TV worked to identify those responsible for the scheme, and Comcast has not made a complaint against the subscribers.
Sheriff Steve Prator says an ex-Comcast worker from Tennessee allegedly sold Comcast customers' information to RMH subcontractors who used accounts in northwest Louisiana.
RMH President Robert Haddaway, of Austin, Texas, estimates the scheme cost his company more than $750,000.
Chadwick says 33-year-old Herman James Frazier of Shreveport was booked Wednesday with conspiracy and identity theft in the case. Still wanted are a woman and eight men from Maryland, Georgia, New York, Louisiana, and Texas.
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