There has been heavy trading volume in the stock of AIG and a lot of confusion surrounding why. CNBC's Mary Thompson provides some clarity.
Friday, August 28, 2009
By BRETT ZONGKER and NAFEESA SYEED (AP)
WASHINGTON — No one is safe from identity theft, not even the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Ben Bernanke's personal checking account became entangled in an elaborate identity-theft scheme after his wife Anna's purse was stolen last August at a Capitol Hill Starbucks. According to a District of Columbia police report, it contained her Social Security card, checkbook, credit cards and IDs.
It's not been revealed how much money was stolen from the Bernankes' account. But someone started cashing checks on their bank account just days after the purse was stolen from her chair. The thefts helped fuel an ongoing investigation into a sophisticated ring.
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