Identity Thefts Tangled Web

Paul Fairchild, a 34-year-old Web developer in Edmond, Okla., has never spent $500 on fine tobacco. He has never slaked a shoe fetish with $1,500 charges at Manolo Blahnik and Neiman Marcus, nor has he ever bought diamonds online, furs in SoHo, or anything at He has never owned an apartment building in Brooklyn, and he has never peddled flesh.

Over the last two years, however, his credit report has suggested otherwise.

In retelling his ordeal with identity theft, Mr. Fairchild has developed the acid sarcasm and droll nonchalance of a standup comic - a defense mechanism, his wife, Rachel, says, that belies two years of hell. Identity Theft's Tangled Web - New York Times

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