“Identity Theft Could Give Victim Criminal Record”

Over the next ten years, Dahlstrom was told he had crashed a rental car, run up a host of unpaid parking tickets, and was involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Just this last year, Dahlstrom received word from his local police department that there was a warrant for his arrest in California.


This article is taken from WKRN2 in Nashville
“Identity Theft Could Give Victim Criminal Record”
Everyone tosses their unsolicited credit card applications in the trash or type in their ATM passwords into key pads at the grocery store without thinking about the possibility of their identity being stolen.
It happened to a quiet locksmith named David Dahlstrom. Dahlstrom lives just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Police say a man stole his identity and lived as Dahlstrom for years not only destroying his credit but also racking up a long criminal record.
Authorities say they believe it all started in 1985 when Dahlstrom lost his wallet which contained his driver’s license, social security card, and birth certificate. It took years before…
…Dahlstrom noticed any sign of trouble. He received a notice that a credit card application had been rejected but he hadn’t applied for a card.
Over the next ten years, Dahlstrom was told he had crashed a rental car, run up a host of unpaid parking tickets, and was involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Just this last year, Dahlstrom received word from his local police department that there was a warrant for his arrest in California.
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says this is not your typical identity theft, saying, “Traditional identity theft I think all of us think of as financial fraud, credit card fraud. Thatis very common but this is one of the most serious types, where an individual steals your identity and goes out and commits crimes in your name.”
Even though the man that stole Dahlstrom’s identity has been apprehended, Dahlstrom continues the struggle to clear his name.
Dahlstrom is only one of an estimated nine million victims of identity theft each year. Officials say that many more people have had their identity’s stolen and don’t even know it yet.
Delgadillo says that identity theft is very serious and the damage it does to individuals is significant. As technology advances there will be new and increasinglysophisticated ways for a determined criminal to become someone else, possibly you.
Copyright 2007 by WKRN Nashville Tennessee. All Rights Reserved.

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Medical IDT
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2 thoughts on ““Identity Theft Could Give Victim Criminal Record””

  1. In reality financial institutions and the government should be liable for fraud losses because if they had implemented ID KEY system, which they were aware of since 1994 these types of fraud crimes would not have taken place.
    Signatures personalised with ID stickers will deter fraudsters because in the event of crime their identity will get exposed on the document in question.
    Use of Card Key Code to activate will deter fraudsters from getting tempted to use stolen and skimmed cards to do ATM fraud.
    Use of personalised signatures on delivery notes will deter fraudsters to do mail order fraud.
    Personalised signatures on receipts will deter bogus con-trader fraud.
    It is simple logic that since we cannot stop fraudsters from obtaining our personal details, stolen or skimmed cards and PIN numbers, it is wise to implement ID KEY system which will deter fraudsters from misusing these details and items.

  2. Well in theory they should be liable. In reality, they are not. In fact, in cases of CC fraud if you do not catch the CC fraud within 60 days (some cases as little as 2 days) you are liable for the some or all of the charges. How is that for bad justice.
    A long time ago we moved down the wrong road. Using Social Security numbers as identifying numbers. Now it has went beyond that.
    thank you for your post,
    Jon

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