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Man arrested for ID theft of most of Greek population

Protestors stand with a Greek flag outside the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity protest on Nov. 14, 2012 in Athens, Greece.

This final note on the way out. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Greeks, word out of Athens today is that police there have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing the personal data of two-thirds of the country's population. And trying to sell it, to boot.

Addresses, tax ID numbers, the whole smash. Nine million files in all.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.
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