List the actions you would take as an investigator to solve the problem of credit card theft if the same offender were committing it in more than one jurisdiction.
When an individual is first "booked" or a warrant of arrest is issued, that person's name is likely to be entered into the county data base and the state's criminal records data base. [ In California, this system is called the Criminal Identification Index (CII).
In the situation of criminal identity theft, the name and other identifying information such as Social Security number that appear in
the data bases are that of the victim. The information is also likely to be entered into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data base ( Victims of criminal identity theft should assume that information is maintained in local, state, and federal criminal history files.
This presents a problem for the victim. The usual method of query by law enforcement into the various criminal justice data bases is by name, date of birth, and/or drivers' license number. Yet, law enforcement relies on the accuracy of such information for their investigations. ]
There are no new answers.