Twenty-somethings live in luxury thanks to their neighbors' identities


If you can't trust your neighbors in your fancy apartment building, who can you trust?

A young Philadelphia couple was arrested late last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, unlawful use of a computer, and many more charges. Jocelyn Kirsch and Edward Anderton, both in their twenties, had quite a bit of fun on their neighbors' tabs. Their spending reportedly included trips to Paris, London, and Hawaii.

A neighbor of the couple reported the theft of her identity on November 19. She was tipped off by a UPS package from retailer with which she never did business. After a little police investigating at the local UPS store, police were ready to arrest Kirsch and Anderton.

In the couple's $3,000-a-month apartment, police found $17,500 cash, multiple credit cards and driver's licenses, and keys to mailboxes and apartments belonging to other tenants in their apartment building. Most notably, police found a handy book entitled "The Art of Cheating: A Nasty Little Book for Tricky Little Schemers and Their Hapless Victims." The total financial damage is expected to exceed six figures, and multiple victims have already been identified.