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Woman changes residences in Illinois and claims identity theft

Moving from one Illinois home to another is often a stressful experience, no matter how those involved might be looking forward to their new lifestyles. Complications and/or errors involving rental trucks, postal address changes, etc., can add undue burdens to such situations. One woman claims she was the victim of identity theft when she and her fiance moved from one apartment to another.

The woman lamented how stressful it was having to call various different companies to alert them of her suspicions. Someone apparently got hold of her Social Security number when she used it to open new accounts during the moving process. Her mother reportedly worked for a bank in another state at the time and was able to help her daughter resolve the problem.

There's often another side to such stories, however. In fact, many people are falsely accused of identity theft and are later cleared of all suspicion when simple clerical errors or other evidence is discovered that proves their innocence. In the meantime, lives are often turned upside down in many ways, including temporary loss of freedom for those taken to jail for things they did not do.

Trying to avoid identity theft conviction in Illinois can obviously pose a tremendous challenge. Enlisting the help of someone who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system increases the chances of obtaining positive outcomes in court. A criminal law attorney experienced in white collar crime litigation can help determine the most viable options available for a strong defense.

Source: iowawatch.org, "Interstate Fixes Needed For Former Iowan's Cyber ID Theft Case", Madison Wilson, April 26, 2017

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