NEW YORK (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn says
someone stole the Social Security number and birth date of its
bishop and used the information to apply for credit cards.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio's credit card company notified him that someone was trying to open a new account in his name during the
Christmas holidays. Diocese spokesman, the Rev. Kieran Harrington,
says the bishop called police, who are looking into the theft.
Harrington says the bishop was lucky because no money was taken
and no cards were actually obtained.
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