Letter from Eric Smith
We’re seeing more and more of a new, insidious form of crime in our community: identity theft. No group of citizens seems to be immune from it – anyone can fall victim to it, from business people to senior citizens, from students to just about anybody who logs on to the internet.
Identity Theft occurs when a criminal steals your financial identity by stealing your checks, credit cards, bank account access, or your federal and state identification materials. Posing as you, the criminal can do what he wants with your finances before you have a chance to catch on and stop it.
In Macomb County, we’re on top of this. We’ve assigned a full-time Assistant Prosecutor to tackle the problem head-on. He’s working with the team of Sheriff Wickersham’s finest deputies to stop these criminals before they can get to you and take from you what you’ve worked so hard to earn.
But we need your help. If you can follow some of the simple steps set forth below, you can drastically reduce your vulnerability to identity thieves.
With your support, we can stop the crime and save our financial identities.
Eric J. Smith
Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney