by Christa Lollis
Leaving your wallet in the car or having your personal check land in the wrong hands could mean your identity being stolen. "It doesn't take a whole lot for an experienced crook to gather the info and there's a lot of stuff out there these days that they have access to," Lufkin police detective Otis Almond said.
The problem is, identity theft has moved beyond stolen wallets and personal information left in the open. Now thieves are targeting children. "This is particularly dangerous because now in many cases parents won't realize that their child's identity has been stolen and is being used for many years after the crime," Scott Minic with Trusted ID explained.