Credit card fraud and identity theft are often linked. Credit card fraud generally occurrs in one of two ways. Either someone unlawfully uses the personal information to get a credit card unlawfully in another person's name and then uses that credit card, or gets a stolen credit card and then gets false identity documentation in the name on the stolen cardholder in order to use it.
Encinitas check fraud cases are filed in Vista Courts as are almost all North County criminal cases. The cases are reviewed by the North County Branch of the San Diego County District Attorney's Office and filed in North County Courthouse in Vista. There are a few types of North County criminal cases which are filed at the downtown central Courthouse at 220 West Broadway in San Diego. Those cases generally involve a special prosecution units for welfare fraud, elder abuse, sophisticated auto theft or drug cases.
Identity theft is the use of another individual's personal information for an unlawful purpose like getting credit, goods or services etc. without the consent of that person. Even giving someone else's name when arrested can be identity theft. Often this charge is also filed on credit card and check fraud cases where someone is using a stolen credit card or attempting to cash a stolen check.