Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he has become a victim of identity theft, and he’s working with the state’s new cyber safety unit he helped create to solve the case.
Not only is Jack Conway in charge of Kentucky’s cyber-crimes unit, he’s become one of its first clients.
Conway recently discovered his credit card information had been stolen when he attempted to purchase music online and was told the card’s billing address had been changed.
He says the card was used to purchase thousands of dollars in electronic equipment.
Conway’s spokesperson Allison Martin says it’s an ironic twist, but it underscores the importance of having a cyber-crimes unit.
“This is exactly what the unit was designed to do,” she says. “It’s unfortunate that the first case is dealing with the Attorney General’s ID being stolen.”
Martin says the unit is closing in on a possible suspect in the case.