Identity Thief Sends Innocent Man to Jail
Think again if you believe identity theft won't cause
you to lose more than just minor credit card usage.
An innocent California man was sent to the notorious
San Quentin prison after an identity theft imposter used
his personal information to commit multiple crimes over
the past 4 years.
"It's a gross injustice"
The innocent man was sent to prison even though the
criminal rap sheet in his name contained a completely
different mug shot photo of the real criminal.
"No one wanted to listen to him and he ends
up in San Quentin Prison."
Sadly, in an ironic twist of fate, the real victim of
this identity theft has now lost access to his:
- Wife & three kids
- Car window installation business
His unfair treatment began 4 years ago when the state
of California garnished his bank account for failure to
pay speeding tickets. Then, he was arrested two times
in 2003 on drug warrants.
In both the outstanding speeding tickets and drug arrests,
he was able to demonstrate to the authorities an identity
theft imposter had forged the incorrect address,
wrong car, & someone else's signature.
But, in the spring of 2006, the innocent identity theft
victim was finally done in by the real criminal's illegal
activity. Though again innocent, the identity theft victim
was arrested and jailed because the real criminal imposter
evidently had generated outstanding warrants for:
- Driving on an suspended license
- Parole Violations with auto theft convictions
Identity theft, in this instance not only resulted in an
innocent man's loss of freedom - but, nearly cost him his
The first night in jail, his cellmate was attacked.
"He just grabbed his head and
started stabbing, killing him."
Fortunately, for this identity theft victim he was
released from prison after his lawyer was able to
convince a judge the crimes were committed by an
identity theft imposter.
Yet, while this California man is now free, he can be
arrested again for the rest of his life as the Justice
Department computers do not simply erase a criminal
"...our system in the United States is notThink again.
supposed to be like that."
So, our tip for today is to prevent you or any of your loved
ones from suffering a similar fate. Get your public information
profile (pip) and scrutinize it thoroughly for errors which can
cause you to:
- Lose your Job
- Get Arrested
- Sent to Prison
- Prevent you from Voting
Remember, a credit report and their credit monitoring services
were never designed to catch identity theft committed against
you using your public information.