Monday, December 9 2013 5:32 PM EST2013-12-09 22:32:33 GMT
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Upon officers' arrival, the subject had fled the scene into the surrounding wooded area.More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children. That's why we separated, and we separated back in November," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night.More >
Sandusky Police could be closer than ever to catching whoever killed George Martin last week.More >
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that in its first year, the Identity Theft Unit of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section received more than 600 complaints and helped adjust approximately $250,000 in disputed charges for victims, according to information provided in complaints.
"We created the Identity Theft Unit to help individuals fix problems they couldn't solve on their own," DeWine said. "We know that the recovery process for identity theft victims is often long and frustrating. We want to do all we can to help."
In September 2012, DeWine announced the creation of an Identity Theft Unit within the office's Consumer Protection Section. It helps victims correct problems typically associated with identity theft by working with creditors, collectors, credit reporting agencies, law enforcement, and others on their behalf.
Commonly reported problems to the Identity Theft Unit include:
-Fraudulently opened accounts
This occurs when an imposter uses a victim's personal information to open accounts in the victim's name. Consumers can help identify potential fraudulent charges by checking their credit reports for free each year.
-Tax identity theft
Tax identity theft can occur at the state and federal level and has become more common since direct deposit began. Consumers can help protect themselves by filing their taxes early and researching a tax preparer's reputation.
-Family member identity theft
While any type of identity theft can be devastating, discovering a family member is responsible for the theft can increase the emotional toll on the victim. In these instances, the Identity Theft Unit focuses on resolving the accounts and protecting the victim's credit files.
One consumer who cleared up a fraudulently-opened loan with the assistance of the Identity Theft Unit said, "The work they've put into this has been unbelievable. I think people really take notice of the letterhead of the Attorney General's Office."
Another consumer who received help with a case of mistaken identity said of the Identity Theft Unit, "I really don't know what I would have done without it."
Individuals can choose between the Traditional Assistance Program, where an advocate works on the victim's behalf, and the Self Help Program, where victims receive a guide to correcting the problems on their own. For Traditional Assistance, victims must file a police report.
Monday, December 9 2013 6:54 PM EST2013-12-09 23:54:29 GMT
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A snowball fight where Oregon Ducks football players and fellow students began pelting a car and its driver with snowballs has led to a key player being suspended for the team's bowl game. Oregon DucksMore >
A snowball fight where Oregon Ducks football players and fellow students began pelting a car and its driver with snowballs has led to a key player being suspended for the team's bowl game.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 5:24 PM EST2013-12-09 22:24:52 GMT
Former DeKalb Schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis was sentenced to a year in prison on Monday.Patricia Reid, former chief operating officer for the DeKalb County School District, was accused of steeringMore >
A DeKalb County judge sentenced the former superintendent and chief operating officer of DeKalb County Schools to prison time on Monday for their involvement in racketeering.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 7:01 PM EST2013-12-10 00:01:58 GMT
Former UGA professor and geneticist Dr. Gene McCarthy believes humans have another distant cousin besides the chimpanzee: the pig. McCarthy published his findings on his website, macroevolution.net, afterMore >
Former UGA professor and geneticist Dr. Gene McCarthy believes humans have another distant cousin besides the chimpanzee: the pig.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 9:58 PM EST2013-12-10 02:58:46 GMT
Michelle Wexler, 28, was diagnosed earlier this summer with uterine sarcoma on Friday she lost her seven month battle. "Michelle was the most joyful loyal friend," Caitlyn Joiner said. Joiner has beenMore >
Michelle Wexler, 28, was diagnosed earlier this summer with uterine sarcoma, and on Friday she lost her seven-month battle.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 8:27 AM EST2013-12-08 13:27:08 GMT
A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was diverted to Spokane, WA Saturday morning after a 16 year-old boy died on board. Spokane International Airport spokesman spokesman Todd Woodard said the teenMore >
A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was diverted to Spokane, WA Saturday morning after a 16-year-old boy died on board.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 6:17 PM EST2013-12-09 23:17:35 GMT
Twenty-four adults and eight children were displaced Monday because of an apartment fire in Gwinnett County.Fire broke out around 3 p.m. at The Falls apartments on Pleasant Lake Village Lane in Duluth.FirefightersMore >
Twenty-four adults and eight children were displaced Monday because of an apartment fire in Gwinnett County.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:23 PM EST2013-12-08 23:23:26 GMT
A University of Georgia professor accused the state's attorney general of mob-like criminal activities in a lawsuit filed in Fulton County state court Thursday. In a nearly 100 page amended complaint,More >
A University of Georgia professor accused the state's attorney general of mob-like criminal activities in a lawsuit filed in Fulton County state court Thursday. More >