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Report: Justice Dept. falling short on identity theft

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A new report suggested the U.S. Dept. of Justice has not done enough to fight identity theft.

Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the country.

Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine says in a report that the department is falling short in efforts to combat identity theft, and that the issue has faded as a priority over the past two years.

Federal authorities reported last year that identity theft affects an estimated 10 million Americans annually.

A Justice Department spokeswoman says the agency agrees with the inspector general's recommendations to improve coordination among law enforcement offices, and is implementing them.

 

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