Identity theft and fraud - former employer?!
October 8, 2012 10:10 AM Subscribe
I need some help: I am almost convinced my former Executive level manager stole my identity and rented an apartment under my name where he is presently residing....what to do?
posted by Wazooga to Law & Government (21 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday morning an e-mail was forwarded to me by my former colleague whom was granted access to my e-mails after I left 4 months ago, and the e-mail depicts a conversation between someone posing as myself on my old work e-mail speaking with a real estate agent about being introduced to the new landlords of where he was presently residing.
Now there's no way in hell there was another person with my name as it is very unique, and only a handful of employees work in this office, not to mention I keep in touch with this former colleague to know this for certain. As I recall my former manager was desperately seeking an apartment but had no credit history in the US to take out a mortgage or lease on an expensive apartment, and casually stated how fantastic it would be if a friend added him as co-owner to a credit card. Next On Friday of last week he mentions to my ex-colleague that he will be meeting his new landlord on Saturday for the first time, and in the e-mail I received there is an exchange between the new lord and the imposter stating how nice it was to meet you (my first and last name).
I am no law expert but this appears to be identity theft as well as fraud. I filed a police report immediately. Now Is this even needed in order to comfront the real estate agent and obtain a copy of the lease? As of yet there is no record in my possession of any address, I simply have names and the conversation and as my credit has not been damaged the police do not have enough evidence to confront the alleged suspect.
Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you all tremendously. The most disappointing thing is that this is a an executive level manager of a mid sized company whom is the alleged suspect and I suspect this person has been committing this crime since I was still employed for them, as the suspect "moved to his new apartment," when I was still an employee