Livingston County Sheriff reports on an identity theft investigation

Livingston County sheriff

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports working an investigation where an item was seized from an individual in a tampering case.

Chief Deputy Claypole obtained court orders on a property, where the department allegedly discovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, identification and items belonging to a crime victim from the Kansas City area.

Information is being traced with assistance of the Gladstone Police and other agencies in determining what identity and documents were used elsewhere and by whom.

Some of the stolen credit devices and/or check(s) were allegedly used at retail establishments in the Kansas City area.

Officers are attempting to determine who is actually responsible for certain traffic citations, and an outstanding arrest warrant for another person with their identity stolen.

Sheriff Cox reports the primary suspect is currently incarcerated on a separate allegation,.and anticipate additional charges in Livingston and other counties in the near future.

One identity theft victim was relieved and very happy to hear from our office this week. Unfortunately more frequently criminals are using other person’s identity in attempt to elude law enforcement. This is a potential danger to anyone who has had their identity stolen. Identity theft is not just about stealing your credit and create access to your money.