posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:44 AM
a reply to: bandito
Well I suppose it is my problem.
In my case my I.D. was stolen and for whatever reason the cops wouldn't bother to put her real name on the paperwork. This happened over 15 years
ago and I thought it had been handled but guess what. I get popped for speeding a few months ago (first time ever) and cop comes back to tell me I
have a non-extradition warrant for a parole violation in Texas (where all of this happened). After several conversations on the phone with a
detective in Texas, two of which amounted to informal interrogations he says "I don't think it's you".
I asked for finger print comparisons on this girl, they say they don't have those. I say I can prove we are different people and I wasn't even in
the country where do I start and they say "Those old paper records don't exist anymore anyway so there is no way to make a comparison".
Basically, even if I get an attorney and raise holy-hell (which is what I had to do to keep from being arrested when this all went down after I went
to the cops to tell them I was a victim of identity theft in the first place), I am screwed.
So, by a cursory background check I have a criminal record for bad checks, fraud, car theft, possession of narcotics, and intent to distribute
narcotics and the cops only give me the run around and say there is nothing I can do. I was a victim and I am sharing in this criminals exploits for
the rest of my life with (according the police) no realistic way to differentiate her from me.
I have one frigging speeding ticket; that is the extent of my criminal exploits and I am carrying around a career criminals baggage and damn straight
there isn't one employer that is going to bother to look at the evidence where she stops and I start. I get the practical circumstance of that, but
with the escalation of I.D. theft I am willing to bet that there is a reasonable percentage of that 1/4 that are as straight laced as they come.
It's a shame.