Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Can Facebook Help Law Enforcement and Security Efforts?
With all the dangers from social networking now being reported by CSOs, there can also be a good side. For example, the FBI said on April 19 a man charged with robbing five Detroit-area banks was caught after investigators matched him to photos on Facebook. The man was indicted April 19, two months after his arrest on a criminal complaint. He is accused of stealing $6,300 during five bank robberies from October through January. An FBI agent said a tipster called after seeing bank surveillance photos. The tipster offered the man’s name, and the FBI found his profile photo on Facebook. The FBI says there were Facebook photos of the 25-year-old man wearing the same clothes that were worn during a robbery. The suspected robber has been free on bond since his arrest.