OK, so the story's a couple of years old now, as is little Andrew, who's probably gotten into plenty of trouble with the credit card companies all by himself now, but still.
This story about a 5-month-old baby having his identity stolen seems totally unsurprising to me:
"Not only the child's name ’Äî first, middle and last ’Äî but the parents', plus the parents' Social Security numbers and mother's maiden name for each of us," said John [Andrew's father, 05/03/72, SSN 754-00-0399]. "Everything needed to establish a fake ID."
Alright, his parents' SSN's points to a hospital or insurance form somewhere. But every time I read a list in the local paper of babies born this week in such-and-such hospital to so-and-so, I think how easy it'd be to, if not steal a kid's identity, at least start sending a bunch of pizzas and catalogues to their house.
I even surfed hospital notices from random cities online for naming ideas. It's where I got the name "Oprah."
5-Month-Old Baby's Identity Stolen [abcnews via consumerist