Resolution On Identity Theft

Resolution 13-04.50


WHEREAS, Identify Theft, has become a major white collar crime, running into the Billions of dollars in losses and is not a laughing matter, contrary to Hollywood's recent movie, Identify Theft; and

WHEREAS, the victim as the innocent person who has had their name, social security number and credit stolen; has to go to great lengths to clear their name and credit, at their personal expense and time; and

WHEREAS, the victim is often treated as the criminal, when attempting to clear their name and restore their credit and it has been documented that the credit reporting industry has many errors in their reports;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party urges all federal, state and local governmental agencies and departments to adopt and enforce an immediate moratorium on restitution being sought from the victim whose identity has been stolen until legislation, ordinances and regulations are put in place that (a) guarantee that any person defrauded by the criminal, shall be able to seek restitution, only from the criminal using a stolen identity and not the innocent person whose identify was stolen; (b) puts the burden of clearing up problems created for the victim on the parties that allowed the impersonator to be granted loans, to be sold items, and otherwise to cause damage to innocent persons; (c) streamlines the burden of proof to clear their name and credit, for the identity theft victim.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party communicate this position to President Obama, Governor Brown, the Democratic members of the Congressional and State legislative delegations, and that the California Democratic Party urges all California Democratic County Central Committees to communicate this position to Democratic elected officials with city, community college, school board and other local agencies within their jurisdiction.


Sponsored by the Point Loma Democratic Club

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013



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