The act of impersonating another or the use of another person's personal information without that person's knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge.
Identify theft has been the fastest growing area of crime for the past several years. Offenders may use your personal information, such as name, birth date, address, social security number, credit card number, passport, and bank account information to commit identity fraud. Identity theft may involve someone else using your personal information to create fraudulent accounts, to change information on your personal accounts, to charge items to your existing accounts, to misrepresent themselves as being you, or even to get a job.
Please be aware that the Clute Police Department usually only investigates crimes that occur in Clute. However, if you feel you are a victim of Identity theft, you may contact the Clute Police Department and we will assist you in any manner possible which may include referring you to another law enforcement agency. The Clute Police Department may or may not investigate the crime depending on the circumstances. For questions about Identity Theft, contact the Clute Police Department at 979-265-6194.