Press Release

June 13, 2005

 

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow announces initiative to assist victims of identity theft

Identity Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America with over 240,000 cases reported to Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse in 2004. In response to the need for victims to act quickly and the confusing array of information on what for victims should be doing, State's Attorney Glasgow has created a packet of information for victims of Identity Theft. This packet contains the immediate steps to take and critical contact information, assisting victims from suffering further damage to their hard-earned credit reputation. The packet also informs the victim on how to begin the process of identity recovery.

 

The Identity Theft Victim Packet will be available in English and Spanish at your local police department and at the State's Attorney's Office at 121 N. Chicago Street in downtown Joliet.

 

Glasgow states: "My priority is assisting the victims of Identity Theft to quickly report the crime to the appropriate agencies, abating financial loss and beginning the process to restore their identity.” Glasgow continues, “By giving victims the correct information on what to do and when, victims can better assist law enforcement with capturing all relevant data necessary for a successful prosecution.”

 

For more information on the Identity Theft packets, please call your local police department.

Victim Instructions - English (.doc file)
Victim Instructions - Spanish (.doc file)


Contact:
Charles B. Pelkie 
(815) 727-8789
(815) 530-7110 (cellular)
cpelkie@willcountyillinois.com 

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