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Rasmussen College | Identity Theft | The long term issue | | Caden Ross | 2/17/2013 |

Author's Note: This research is for Professor Rob Paixao B234/BUL2241 Section 01 Business Law Course written by Caden Ross on 02/17/2013. |

Jeffrey Gerald Jackson, otherwise known as Troy Lee Evans, was arrested on September 4,2012 for identity theft. Mr. Jackson used the identity of Troy Lee Evans to gain employment at Credit Concepts Inc. Mr. Jackson had worked at Credit Concepts Inc. under this false ID for six years. Through his job there he had access to important personal information that allowed him to obtain several loans using other people's identities. Police uncovered at least six separate incidents in which Mr. Jackson used other peoples information to obtain loans for himself. His bail was set at $45,000.00 and police are asking for anyone to come forward with any additional information about other crimes he may have committed. [ (Bella, 2012) ]
Identity Theft is a heinous crime with long term repercussions for it victims. Mr. Jackson's case shows how much a person can do with identity theft. He not only used other people's information to obtain loans but he lived as someone else for six years and worked as this person. This means that for six years income was reported to the IRS and Social Security as Mr. Evans when it was not his income. Any bills that Mr. Jackson has taken out in Mr. Evans name like utilities or rent can show up on Mr. Evans credit if they were not paid or were paid late. Any medical treatment that he received using Mr. Evans name can become mixed in with Mr. Evans real personal health information. This can be critical because perhaps Mr. Jackson posing as Mr. Evans was treated for a medical condition that Mr. Evans himself has never had. If Mr. Evans is admitted to the hospital he could be given an unnecessary medication that…...

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