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AG Office Awarded $50,000 Grant to Combat Identity Theft

PHOENIX (Monday, January 30, 2012) -- The Attorney General’s office, local law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders will hold a conference Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss critical issues facing the state in combating identity theft. Arizona ranks high nationally having over 7,000 cases of identity theft every year. 
The meeting will bring together the organizations and individuals working on identity theft, both locally and nationally, in order for Arizona to be on the “cutting edge” of this terrible problem facing law enforcement.

“The Attorney General’s office is working very hard to assist victims of identity theft and to educate the public on how to protect themselves against identity theft. This coalition will help increase awareness and strengthen communication with the groups already working together,” said Attorney General Tom Horne.

The AG’s office was awarded $50,000 in 2011, to expand the outreach and improve victim service programs to better address the needs of identity theft victims.

Participants in tomorrow’s conference include: National Identity Theft Network; the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center; local law enforcement; the Attorney General’s office and victims advocacy groups.

WHAT: AG’s OFFICE TO HOST IDENTITY THEFT COALITION
DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
WHEN: 8:30 A.M. 
WHERE: AG’S OFFICE– CAPITAL CENTER
15 SOUTH 15th AVENUE
PHOENIX, AZ 85007