Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Investigations

December 01, 2007

Rash of ID thefts overwhelms Calif. police

As technology has advanced, so has the criminal element, capable of stealing sensitive financial information with a touch of a hand-held PDA or any device with an Internet connection.

By Malaika Fraley
Inside Bay Area

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. — When a Contra Costa resident discovered his credit card was being used by someone in New York, sheriff's investigators passed the case on to authorities there, under a California law that says where the crime occurs dictates jurisdiction.

The law in New York is the opposite -- the case is investigated where the victim lives -- and Contra Costa investigators were left with no way to help the victim.

Full story: Rash of ID thefts overwhelms Calif. police

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample