Those annoying credit card applications that pile up like yesterday's papers?
Federal prosecutors in Delaware say Leonard J. Garner of Philadelphia collected peoples' personal information from garbage cans he emptied in city office buildings, and opened up multiple charge accounts in the names of five people.
He's just been sentenced to six years for it.
He'd put in the phony applications, then shift the victims' mailing addresses to post offices in his control. Between Nov. 2003 and July 2004 he spent about $78,000, and had another $55,000 in charges pending when authorities caught him. One of the victims - they were from Delaware, Philadelphia and New Jersey - couldn't get a car loan because of the scam.