A report from Portsmouth Daily Times:

By Frank Lewis

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office’s Identity Theft Unit received nearly 3,500 complaints and helped identity theft victims clear over $ 1 million in fraudulent debt during the unit’s first three years of existence, according to complaint information.

“Identity theft continues to be a serious problem for many Ohioans,” DeWine said. “Victims can experience lower credit scores, rejection for a loan or a job, or even an arrest for a crime they did not commit. Our goal is to give people the direction and assistance they need to resolve the negative effects of identity theft and move on with their lives.”

In September 2012, DeWine announced the creation of the Identity Theft Unit, a division of the Consumer Protection Section. He said That unit helps victims correct problems typically associated with identity theft. At a victim’s request, a specialist will work with creditors, collectors, credit reporting agencies, law enforcement, and other organizations on the victi……….. continues on Portsmouth Daily Times.

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Allison Burchett is charged witih 13 counts of identity theft, computer crimes and tampering with evidence. September 4, 2015.

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