Tucumcari woman ruled innocent of theft

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman is innocent of allegations she tampered with evidence in connection with a 2008 theft of children’s gift cards from the Children, Youth and Families Department. Magistrate Judge Buddy Hall ruled in favor of Bernadine Gutierrez during an April 7 hearing at the Quay County Magistrate Court. […]

New license pinpoints facial features for security

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By QCS Staff The state’s Motor Vehicle Division has launched a new hi-tech driver’s license to better protect the public from identity theft. It features biometric facial recognition technology at work, which has been operational for about two weeks in Tucumcari, a MVD spokeswoman said. Drivers’ license applicants now get their photo taken and screened […]

Man arrested in Grady fuel theft

By Freedom New Mexico A 54-year-old man wanted in connection with gas thefts in Grady turned himself in to authorities Friday, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Robert “Bobby” L. Daniel turned himself in at the sheriff’s department around 1:30 p.m., Waller said. Daniel is accused of stealing a total of 465 gallons of […]

Police chief says identity theft on the rise

By QCS staff Identity theft is not some obscure crime merely joked about in humorous bank ads, but a serious crime that’s on the rise — right here in Tucumcari, according to Police Chief Larry Ham, offering some tips to protect yourself: • Guard your Social Security number. • Monitor your credit report. • Shred […]

Identity theft laws should come after slow consideration

Few things can be more infuriating than having someone steal your identity — Social Security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, even your medical records. Such “identity theft” — as well as the related simple loss or unauthorized release of personal information — is occurring more often in our digitized society. On Monday, California […]