Lawrenceburg Now

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Leoma Resident Falls Victim To Identity Theft

   Law enforcement officers initiated an investigation Wednesday morning after a Leoma resident discovered she was a victim of identity theft.

   The victim, age 58, told deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department that someone had filed a tax return in her name in 2010 in the amount of $69,000. She told deputies she had not filed a tax return since her retirement in 1999. At that, she said, time her return was filed under a different last name.

   The victim reported she had experienced no loss as a result of the crime, however the investigation was turned over to detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

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