Top of the Line Marketing

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 3, 2011
Rockville , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
1 200
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Between the summer of 2010 and February of 2011, a dishonest employee of Top of the Line Marketing passed along names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth for the purpose of identity theft.  A police raid uncovered 42 debit cards and a list of 1,200 Maryland residents that had been distributed by the dishonest employee. Some of the information had been used to collect unemployment benefits on prepaid Visa cards. The person who was found with the fraudulent debit cards and list pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He faces a maximum of five years in prison for the first count and a mandatory two-year sentence for the second.