Friday, August 19, 2022

Chicago Woman (Alicia Renee Newby) Hacks Taraji P. Henson’s Email, Steals Her Identity

*A Chicago woman has been arrested and charged with hacking into Taraji P. Henson‘s email account and stealing her identity.

Like they say, it’s always something. 🙁 Another example of that adage is news about actress Taraji P. Henson who had her email hacked by a Chicago woman who then stole her identity.

Alicia Renee Newby, 26, who is a mother of six, appeared before a judge in Leighton Criminal Court and was charged with one count of felony identity theft.

According to her lawyer, Newby, who is reportedly two months pregnant, suffers from bipolar disorder, reports Sandra Rose.

Police say she may have also stolen the identities of other members of the Empire TV show cast. She used stolen personal information to rack up $12,000 worth of merchandise from retail stores and online. She had the purchases mailed to false addresses in Chicago.

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Alicia Renee Newby - taraji p henson (chicago pd - getty)
Alicia Renee Newby – Taraji P. Henson

She was charged with defrauding JP Morgan bank, American Express and PayPal, as well as multiple merchants.

The purchases were made in August, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Henson’s team called police when the 48-year-old noticed items were being mailed to two addresses on the South Side of Chicago under names she didn’t recognize.

Henson has a residence in Chicago because that’s where her Fox series “Empire” is filmed.

Newby was released on a $10,000 signature bond. She was ordered to stay off the Internet.

As of now, police say they don’t yet know how Newby and Henson knew each other.

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