Enjoy our roundup of stories that piqued our interest this week.

This week we tackle the following:

  • 7-year-old caught vaping CBD at school - He said he got the vape device from his mother’s purse.
  • Police: Man used mother's work laptop to commit identity theft, fraud - Accessed accounts and fraudulently transferred money
  • Top Cannabis Companies Have Lost Almost $10 Billion In Market Value Since Vaping Crisis Began - Since the CDC launched its investigation
  • What Is Identity Theft Insurance, and Should You Get It? - But is it worth buying?

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The boy’s mother told investigators the vape device contained CBD oil.

“I’m sure she regrets leaving it in her purse where he could get ahold of it,” Hearold said. “I guess I really hadn’t thought too much about my elementary school students being in contact with a vaping device. I don’t think they would know what to do with it.”

A social worker from Child Protective Services picked up the child from school and took him to Children’s Hospital to get checked out.

7-year-old caught vaping CBD at school

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Keizer Police said they first learned about this case in April after Homeside Financial, LLC reported the company was the victim of a data compromise. Two company employees had reported that accounts were being opened in their names and someone was fraudulently routing money to various accounts.

After investigating further, the company discovered that an employee’s laptop was used to obtain unauthorized files from Homeside’s file server. They also learned the fraudulent connections that were made originated from the router in that employee’s Keizer home.

Police: Man used mother's work laptop to commit identity theft, fraud


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While cannabis will likely be a massive industry, these newly public companies are still learning how to manage Wall Street expectations—and that has been a “painful learning process,” Markiewicz says.

“In the long run, [the vaping crisis] is just a bump in the road,” says Morningstar analyst Kristoffer Inton, who predicts that the real growth opportunity for cannabis companies is in the underdeveloped derivatives market, such as edibles and beverages.

Top Cannabis Companies Have Lost Almost $10 Billion In Market Value Since Vaping Crisis Began

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Identity theft is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. In fact, according to a 2016 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey, approximately 10% of people over 16 reported that they'd been the victim of some type of identity theft in 2016

There are many types of identity theft. Often, the perpetrator misuses your personal information to open credit cards in your name or gets hold of your existing credit cards and makes unauthorized charges. Whatever form it takes, identity theft could cost you money and time.

What Is Identity Theft Insurance, and Should You Get It?