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ChoicePoint was victim of ID theft in '02

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Despite recent denials, it has been revealed that ChoicePoint was indeed victim to identity thieves earlier than had been previously reported.

"Last week, after a similar case became public, ChoicePoint Chief Executive Derek Smith told The Associated Press that the company had never been victimized by that kind of criminal operation before. He did not mention the 2002 case."

"In the wake of the disclosures at ChoicePoint, several states and federal lawmakers have called for tougher regulation of the industry."

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