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Identity Theft

Virginia State Code for Identity Theft is Link Opens in New Window18.2-186.3

If you are a victim of Identity Theft, to further assist the detective in investigating this case, you will need the following when you are ready to file the report with the Franklin Police Department.

Alerting Your Financial Institution

Alert the bank regarding the fraud immediately. The bank institution will put you in contact with a fraud investigator assigned to that bank. Normally you will be asked to file a report with your local police agency. The bank will then have you sign an affidavit of facts related to your case and may refund your account for the losses.

You can file an identity theft report in the city in which you reside or the city in which the offense occurred.

The Federal Government has sponsored a web site to assist you with Identity Theft, Link Opens in New Windowwww.idtheft.com