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An office junior at a New Jersey mortgage broker and her boyfriend have been charged with fraud by the FBI following the theft of thousands of credit reports from Weichert Financial Services.

Marie Louissaint and Ronald Hyppolyte have been held without bail since their arrest on Wednesday, AP reports.

Investigators believe 3,774 credit profiles on Weichert Financial's computer systems had been illegally accessed since November 2002, including 500 allegedly accessed from a PC located at an address where the couple lived earlier this year.

Louissaint and Hyppolyte are charged with using this information to fraudulently obtain credit cards issued in false names, which they used to buy goods over the Net.

FBI officers recovered 11 credit profiles, fake driving licenses in the name of a Weichert Financial customer but bearing Louissaint's picture and two digital projectors, worth over $3,500 each, when they arrested the couple. ®

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