Identity Theft

Identity theft related crimes have been identified as the fastest growing crime trend in America today.  Many of the offenders committing identity theft and forgery are drug abusers. In order to finance their addiction these offenders are stealing mail, dumpster diving behind businesses, and breaking into cars, homes and businesses looking for any documents or articles that may contain this information. Your personal information is then being used to apply for credit cards, retail credit, and/or to create counterfeit checks with your account number.

It is important to protect your information at all times and ensure that any business that obtains your information in the course of doing business is questioned by you as to how they are going to protect or destroy that information once they have finished with it.

If you find that you have been victimized, refer to the information supplied on this site. Follow the steps outlined and keep a personal file on each incident to aid in clearing up your credit. Included on this site are downloadable forms and tip sheets that you may print and use at your discretion.

Mail Theft

Criminals are stealing mail that contain personal identification that can be utilized to obtain credit. Some mail items include checks (routing and account numbers), credit cards, and/or application. By using check and ID writing software, offenders are making counterfeit checks and ID's in order to write checks for cash or to purchase retail items.