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 November 13, 2013  Breaches, Court

KATU reports from Clackamas County, Oregon:

A woman who fought to clear her name after her identity was stolen and she was arrested for crimes she did not commit won a lawsuit against the county and has been awarded over $100,000 in damages.

Kimberly Fossen’s story began nearly a decade ago when she lost her purse. She was quick to cancel her credit cards and get new identification, but another woman took her identity and racked up arrests under her name in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida.

Read more on KATU.

Over the years, I’ve read a number of reports of ID theft victims being arrested for crimes they did not commit, despite their best efforts to notify everyone of their victim status and/or despite obtaining documentation to show law enforcement that they are an innocent victim. It’s nice to see law enforcement held accountable for not doing their due diligence before arresting and holding an ID theft victim.

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