Detectives: Identity theft grows as problem in Visalia, Tulare

Eric Woomer reports:

More than 70 percent of the property crime case-load for the Visalia Police Department involves identity theft, an increasing problem in the city and in Tulare.

Detectives say identity thieves take advantage of people most often in five ways:

  • Stolen mail
  • Web crime
  • Residential Theft
  • Vehicle Thefts
  • Wireless Crime

Read more in the Visalia Times-Delta.

Stolen mail is the most frequent method, reminding everyone, yet again, that while we worry and legislate about electronic data, paper incidents need more attention and prevention.

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