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In the same vein of stolen ATM cards, the LA Times reports on the growing problem of identity theft. The story focuses on how the merchants take the brunt of the cost when claims are filed and how none of the agencies involved, not the banks, the government, or the retailers seem all that concerned with informing consumers when their credit cards or other information has been compromised.

But who needs to steal an identity when you can just create a fake one? USC Campus Police removed Kenneth Leon Foster from campus this weekend after students living in Fluor Tower suspected something was fishy. Foster claimed to be a transfer student at school on a track scholarship. Really, he's a suspected car thief from North Carolina known for using aliases.