Identity thieves should think twice before striking in Clermont County.
Identity theft, which is rapidly becoming a common type of fraud, occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information to obtain credit or avoid criminal liability.
As a part of the ongoing efforts of state and county law enforcement in combating this type of growing crime, the Ohio State Attorney General’s Office has taken action with a new identity theft verification program.
This new Passport program gives victims of identity theft a new method of demonstrating or verifying to law enforcement officials and creditors that their identity has indeed been stolen.
Up until now, victims of this crime have had very few ways to establish their innocence and thereby gain back control over their personal information.
The New Richmond Police Department, in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office, started the new passport training two weeks ago.