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SXU identity theft study used in new book

Kresse, Watland and Lucki cited for their research



Chicago (April 16, 2009) A Saint Xavier University study of identity theft incidents in the city of Chicago is featured in the new book "Identity Theft Handbook: Detection, Prevention, and Security."

Written by Martin Biegelman, the Director of Financial Integrity for Microsoft Corporation, "Identity Theft Handbook" is published by Wiley.

With permission from its authors, SXU Graham School of Management professors Kathleen Watland and William Kresse, and Graham School adjunct professor and Chicago Police Detective John Lucki, Biegelman included in his chapter "Identity Theft Research" extensive portions of the study "Identity Theft: Findings and Public Policy Recommendations from the Saint Xavier University Study of Identity Theft Incidents Reported to the Chicago Police Department."

The Saint Xavier study was based on data collected from more than 28,000 actual identity theft incidents reported to the Chicago Police Department over a seven-year period. Biegelman notes, “Gaining this kind of unprecedented access to case files of actual identity theft incidents is remarkable, and the CPD is to be applauded for granting SXU the access rights.” Biegelman also comments that the “Saint Xavier University study of identity theft incidents shows how some of the most common recommendations to detect and prevent identity theft are not always followed.”

Funded by the Institute for Fraud Prevention, the Saint Xavier University Study of Identity Theft Incidents is the most extensive academic study of actual cases of identity theft conducted to date.

The nonprofit Institute for Fraud Prevention was founded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is dedicated to multidisciplinary research, education and prevention of fraud and corruption. The Saint Xavier study was one of the first studies funded by the Institute for Fraud Prevention. The entire Saint Xavier study is available at the Institute’s website: www.theifp.org.

Learn more about  Saint Xavier University's MBA Financial Fraud Examination and Management program. 

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