TX Hearing To Address Child Identity Theft
IDENTITY THEFT—U.S.August 31, 2011
The chairman of the House Social Security Subcommittee will host a hearing Thursday on Social Security numbers and child identity theft, which has increased by 192 percent since 2003, reports the Plano Star-Courier. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) will hold the hearing at Plano City Hall in Texas, with testimony from a criminology expert whose research involves interviewing people convicted of identity theft. "You usually hear from the victim and from law enforcement, but the offender's perspective is not part of the discussion," the expert said, adding that investing in a shredder is a smart step to take in avoiding identity theft.