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Thief Thwarted By Tech Support

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Posted October 23, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

Reportedly, a wannabe identity thief was caught in Missouri after calling tech support for help with his stolen printer.

33-year-old Missouri resident Timothy Short allegedly swiped a Digimarc drivers license printer from Missouri's Department of Revenue earlier this month. Seems he got the equipment home and found it locked. It is here that Short made his big mistake: He called Digimarc's tech support for drivers to unlock the machine. Bad move with such a specialized piece of equipment.

Secret Service Special Agent John Bush recognized Short's voice and phone number from another identity theft case and quickly hauled him off to the clink.

Short faces fines up to $250,000 and a decade in stupid-person's prison.

Arstechnica:  Would-be identity thief finds himself stumped without printer drivers

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