New York prosecutors have nabbed an alleged identity theft ring led by a Russian who targeted the Fortune 400 list for victims. Igor Klopov headed up the scheme and was the one who posed as the Texas billionaire:
Prosecutors allege Klopov, while posing as Wyly, was able to obtain a new checkbook for his bank account. They say he then wrote a $7 million check made out to a gold dealer in Westchester County, N.Y., before the fraud was discovered.
When you write a check for $7 million, don’t they ask for your driver’s license number? It seems that they might.